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Old 10-03-2012, 02:03 AM   #28
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Re: Peanut allergy from just being breathed on in young infant - what am I in for???

Originally Posted by HugeBabyBoy View Post
I carry an Epi-pen. I take all reactions seriously. A mild reaction this time, doesn't mean next time will be just a mild. I learned, from my own life threatening experience, how 1st occurrence mild to 2nd being severe, how serious reactions can be.

Allergy testing is a must. They'll only be able to do a blood test on an infant, not patch testing. Results are not 100%. False positives are common, and so are false negatives.

Remove all peanut products from the house. It's the easiest and safest way to eliminate allergic reactions by contact.
Yep that is the plan. Incidentally we decided THIS WEEK to move to a whole food diet. I've been slipping since DH is working more/more kids/MUCH further to go to the store and I've found that we are eating more and more prepared foods. So it is one less huge stress since I was going to do this anyway. Now the only big issue is my just turned three year old is having MAJOR peanut butter withdrawl. I'll be looking for some peabutter next time I go to the store.
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