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Parenting Advice For Peanut Allergy.

Parenting Advice For Peanut Allergy.

In November my daughter was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. She is my youngest of 4. She is only 11 months old, but my 3 boys are all in school already.

My question is how do you deal with your other kids that don't have food allergies? I'm asking because, Valentines parties are coming up at school. Should I be worried about what treats my boys are eating at school? Should I let their teachers know that their baby sister has a peanut allergy at home? Or will making them wash… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

During school events, I always give my son treats from home and he can only eat those. The other thing you can do is bring a peanut free treats to the… read more

posted about 3 years ago

What Symptoms Can Food Allergies Create?

What Symptoms Can Food Allergies Create?

I am diagnosed with tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, wheat, corn, soy and egg white allergies. None of them showed up on my skin testing but do with the blood testing IGE response. What kind of symptoms can these allergens be causing? I am diabetic, have PCOS and struggle with depression/anxiety/adhd.

Will an elimination diet help?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Any of those allergens could be causing all but your diabetes. My oldest daughter is allergic to Red dye #4 and #40, which caused ADHD symptoms. Anxiety… read more

posted 3 months ago

Baked Goods With Egg

Baked Goods With Egg

My son (12 months) has a documented egg allergy. He has had hives a few times, always from eating or touching scrambled eggs. I did give him baked goods before we knew and he didn't get hives. His allergist said he "probably" can have eggs in baked goods as long as they're baked 350+ for at least 20 minutes.

My question is, how would I know if it was giving him a mild reaction? Just because he didn't get hives doesn't mean his tummy doesn't hurt, right?!

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

exposure to heat changes the protein in the eggs, so some people can eat it with no symptoms. but raw or partially cooked eggs can result in a reaction.… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Hello
I'm looking for my fiance. He is anaphylactic allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, pea protein and sensitivity to soy. Everytime we find something it has pea protein in it or soy.

Are there any protein shakes that can be recommended?

Thank you so much

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Does the rice protein taste pretty good?

posted 17 days ago

I Have Severe Reactions Perfume, Deoderants, Detergents, Cleaning Materials, Damp Paper Etc

I Have Severe Reactions Perfume, Deoderants, Detergents, Cleaning Materials, Damp Paper Etc

I just rang out of hours doctors and they say there is noyhing they can do. Part of my nose and lips are numb, my son came into my bedroom and my eyes are stinging like mad.
My lips are swollen too. I'm on steroid nasal spray and inhaler for the first time and steroids are sending my anxiety through the roof. I was told to see my own doctor on Monday. I have positive tests for milk, eggs and fish but he won't take the… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My allergic would not test for food allergies but i had severe stomach pain so i went to a dermatologist who discovered im allergic to balsam of peru.… read more

posted 27 days ago

Where Do You Find Good Recipes?

Where Do You Find Good Recipes?

I've tried looking on Pinterest and google but it's hard to find anything that doesn't contain the allergy food. Am I overlooking something?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I also change the recipes to suit me. It’s trial and error but eventually it will pay off.

posted over 1 year ago

Is It Possible For A Child To Out Grow Anaphylaxis Allergies?

Is It Possible For A Child To Out Grow Anaphylaxis Allergies?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Just thought I'd pop a little update on here my son now has 5 more allergies 2 are ana (sesame and haricot beans) but we scored zero for egg on our skin… read more

posted about 3 years ago

How To Convince Someone A Peanut Allergy Isn't A Life Sentence.

How To Convince Someone A Peanut Allergy Isn't A Life Sentence.

My older sister says she hates her peanut allergy. What I don't understand is because of people like our Mom the world is safer for people like her. There are so many options for people to live a normal life without having to worry about having a reaction. All it takes is making smart choices.

I refused to go to Las Vegas with just her because I knew I would be babysitting. She would insist on going to buffets where cross contamination is very likely… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I'm 34. It's a blessing and a curse. But I choose to look at the positive. She should do the same. Has she wanted to try treatments? I have been doing… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

I have a medical condition that makes it dangerous for me to have any medicine with epinephrine in it. Does anyone else have this problem, and if yes, what do you do about it?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I take a 5mg of children's I carry with me before using my Avi-Q

posted 17 days ago