+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    43
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Peanut Allergy

    Hi,

    My DD age 5, is allergic to peanuts and a few other nuts. Her recent test levels were extremely high and we require a epipen at all times.

    I have also been advised not to feed her foods which state "may contain peanuts" previous to this test she was allowed these foods.

    I now know that a lot of the foods my DD use to eat are 'may contain', is there anyone in this same situation that can give me more information or would like to take action on these food companies labelling there foods with 'may contain' only to save themselves.

    thank you I hope someone out there can help me.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,820
    Thanks
    7,291
    Thanked
    9,740
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I don't have a nut allergy child but I'm just wondering how/why you'd take action on a company for cautioning consumers that their product may contain nuts??
    Many of them use processing machinery etc that other products are processed with hence they may contain traces of nuts etc. the warning is to protect them being sued and to protect consumers that have nut allergies.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    682
    Thanks
    329
    Thanked
    379
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When should you check for a nut allergy? 6months when they start solids or should I be checking my dd before?

  4. #4
    Mod-biscotti's Avatar
    Mod-biscotti is offline Administrator Administrator
    Winner 2012 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    16,313
    Thanks
    1,719
    Thanked
    3,753
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts

    I now know that a lot of the foods my DD use to eat are 'may contain', is there anyone in this same situation that can give me more information or would like to take action on these food companies labelling there foods with 'may contain' only to save themselves.
    I am confused as to why you want to take action - their equipment is used to process all kinds of foods so they are taking responsibily and letting consumers know that there may be a danger to your child/family member etc I think


    We have lots of experienced members in this area, hopefully someone will be along shortly who may have a clearer understanding than me

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,782
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Apparently it is only optional that companies state "may contain traces". So be careful in what you avoid because a product may have no warning but still contain traces of peanuts.

    There are a few great australian anaphylaxis Facebook groups with loads of info, lots of support and produce knowledge that you should join. Lots of people tend to contact companies directly to find out how their products are produced.

    My son is allergic to peanuts. We give him 'may contain traces' products. I'm always monitoring him for signs of reactions, especially with new foods or more high risk foods.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    488
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked
    266
    Reviews
    0
    Hi OP - I don't have a child who is allergic to nuts but i understand it must be so difficult to find suitable foods (especially when you have to avoid foods with even traces of nuts!)! I remember shopping to find nut free foods for a party and only then did I realise that SO many food items contain at least traces of nuts! I did wonder at the time how many of them ACTUALLY did or if it was just a "cover your ***" kind of label - without the company actually finding out for sure, so I can see where you are coming from. Hope you are able to get some good advice on here - I understand nut allergies is becoming more and more common.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    2,782
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    When should you check for a nut allergy? 6months when they start solids or should I be checking my dd before?
    My DS was about 10 months when he picked up his older sisters cracker with peanut butter. He initially only had a reaction resulting in hives. Over the next year he had a few more hive reactions resulting from us kissing him after eating pb or him stealing toast with pb.

    I'd avoid nuts till at least age 1 and then let him try a little whilst watching for a reaction.

    We ended up getting a blood test after his lips swelled after tasting a tiny bit of satay sauce. From there he was referred to an allergist for skin prick testing.

    I initially thought he may have an intolerance to peanuts after the hives. But unfortunately he is anaphylactic.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,820
    Thanks
    7,291
    Thanked
    9,740
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    When should you check for a nut allergy? 6months when they start solids or should I be checking my dd before?
    No not before 6 months. The current recommendation, allergy wise, is to *not delay* any foods except honey (for botulism risk, not allergies) unless there is a family history of food allergies, in which case, see a paed or GP for advice on the how/when.

    Info: http://www.allergy.org.au/images/sto...dvice_2010.pdf


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Sudocrem / InfacolSudocrem® Healing Cream is a soothing emollient cream which aids and assists in the management of nappy rash, eczema, ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
Night lights?Product Recommendations & Questions
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
31 weeks....Third Trimester Chat
Letrozole and iui/timed intercourseNon-IVF fertility assistance
Considering a terminationShould we have another baby?
Things your pets have eaten and shouldn't haveGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Depressed without supportGeneral depression and blues
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›