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Hello, I was wondering if any one elses bub might be allergic to nuts, Bubby 13 months, ate a smidgen of a cashew, And Anyway we have had her tested and she is allergic, Could you tell me if your child suffers from this same allergy and Would it be best for me to avoid products that say may contain traces of nut, And products may be manafactured on the same equiptment as nuts?
the Peadiatrician didn't really say much about that, And I am just building up my confidence now to get her blood tested to see if she will have a worse reaction if she was ever to consume nuts again by accident. we really need too because her first reaction was BAD!
My son was about the same age when he grabbed some toast off my mother in laws plate that had peanut butter on it. Anyway, about an hour later he had a rash all over his body.
Luckily he didn't swell or have any breathing problems but when I got him tested it came back that he was allergic to peanuts and cashews.
At first I didn't let him have any foods that had labels with 'may contain nuts' etc.
However, after a while I started to let him have those foods and he has never had a reaction since.
I think it really depends on how your little one reacted. Did she swell?
I had my son tested at the allergy unit at RPA Hospital in Sydney. He had a skin ***** test and the Dr there gave me a prescription for an epipen junior just in case.
When I got my son tested my younder son was tested also and he wasn't allergic to anything luckily.
My son with the nut allergy is now 4 so we are going to get him tested again soon to see if things have changed.
The thing is you can't be too careful with these things.
I suggest you go to an allergy unit and get her tested with a skin ***** test and get some epipens also.
Good luck with it all and if you have any more questions you are welcome to contact me.
Baby Boy #3 born 16/9/06
Thankyou for sharing that...
Yes my little girl did swell up her eyes, she could not stop rubbing them and her ears swelled up , hives all over and severe vomiting...
We too had the ***** test and now need a blood test to see if we need to carry the epipen, You are right in saying you cant be too careful with these things.
My son has anyphalaxis to peanuts and walnuts, the first few times he was accidently exposed to that sort of thing he had a similiar reaction to your DD, redness and itchiness around the mouth etc, and each time he was exposed his reaction got worse. The longer you can delay exposure to these sort of foods the better, our other children are 2 and 3 1/2 and we still have not ever let them have anything like that.
Good luck, hope everything works out ok :)
:wave: Just want to warn also on the HEINZ baby fruit fingers.I gave one to my DD1 when she was 13 months and she had a MASSIVE reaction!Yes my kids do have some allergies so I was always very careful what i gave them,on closer inspection it stated that the sticks "may contain traces of walnuts"I realise I should have checked but certainly don't think that these items specifically targeted for 12 month+ should contain ANY kind of nuts etc.People don't realise how many kids a lost due to allergic reactions.:thumbsdown:
That sucks Aimee!! Products aimed at children that small should have no traces of nut products at all!! How irresponsible of them :mad:
When my ds1 was 2 his dad gave him a bit of cashew. Within the hour his eyes swelled and he was vomiting. Wasn't a fun event! I had him tested for allergies before this as he had bad eczema. He apparently has no allergies. I avoid full on nut products, but he does eat things that may contain nuts and hasnt had any reaction at all.
Hello me again,
In regards to the HEINZ, fruit fingers... I read the ingredients and the list of ingredients says, Contains traces of Peanuts, Nuts(Almonds, Cashews, Macadamia, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Pecans) I was suprised to read this, And I called Heinz and asked about the fruit fingers and muesli fingers, And the lady at heinz, Said to me that the products actually do not contain nuts, But they had to word it that way, due to so many children being allergic to nuts.:confused:
Aimeeb, Thankyou for bringing it to my attention, I have been reading so many packets lately that i stupidly just assumed that a product for babies especially from Heinz, would not have traces of nuts in them. I will have to throw a few boxes out now, And thank goodness bubby didn't have a reaction after consuming the occasional fruit finger .
:wave: That's fine,I found out the hard way!Pretty stupid to put it in baby products hey!
My DSD is ana to peanuts and we avoid all nuts anyway. She's also allergic to dairy and egg and currently is on special formula, rice pasta and celery while we determine what other foods set her off as we know in addition to the allergies she is intolerant to amines and salicylates. I would recommend trying to get into your nearest child allergy specialist for a complete test because as per PP's you are better avoiding all trouble foods as much as possible til age 5 at least to give them the best chance of outgrowing it. If you are in NSW try to see the specialist team at RPA.
We've just found out that our 3 year old boy is allergic to cashews... He doesn't seem to have any other allergies (he eats peanut but like it's going out of fashion too!). We'll have to get a blood test done for him soon (argh, how do you get a 3 year old to have a blood test?) to find out more. I'd never heard of a cashew allergy before so this is all new to me. We don't have any allergies in our family other than bee stings. ;)
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