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LynnRN
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   Posted 5/10/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
My little boy is allergic to nuts and shellfish. A peanut or piece of shrimp to my son is like a loaded gun!!!! It is very serious,and not many people understand,and now that he is almost four,it's so sad,because he is now learning that he is sometimes excluded because of his allergies.

Thanks for your support and letting me vent for my "awareness" for my little boy ________________________________________________________
I am sorry, but I altered your post so it did not violate rule 10.
Please see our allergies forum for support.
Thanks!
Navy

Post Edited By Moderator (MMMNAVY) : 5/10/2008 7:33:11 AM (GMT-6)


Zanne
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   Posted 5/10/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter developed an allergy to almonds and apples when she was 15. So she is old enough to handle it or so I hope. Funny that this should pop up this weekend. She is in NYC with a friend and her Mom for a graduation present. I made sure she took her EPI pen but I'm sure its in the hotel room and won't really do her any good.

I'm not sure how we would have handled it if she had been younger. Kids can be so cruel, and their parents sometimes are no better. I guess the only lesson to learn is that your son will end up being a more caring individual, and that can't be a bad thing.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


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FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/10/2008 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand. A coworker at my old job was dealthy allergic to shellfish. He didn't even have to eat it, just breathe it. Coworkers were so inconsiderate. Is it really too much to ask to not have shrimp or lobster AT WORK? On superbowl sunday they brought in a ton of Shrimp for their shift and said it was fine because he wasn't working that day. (I didn't know about it either). We both worked the next day and he touched the counter in our unit and the computer touch screen that the staff use and started swelling up like crazy. No idea why. He didnt have his epi pen with him either. (We worked in a jail, its not the usual place to find shrimp). So he ran up to medical and they had a pen. He returned to the unit (thinking it was something he ate on the way in) and reacted AGAIN. He got taken to the hospital and told to not come back to work until we found the contaminent. It was announced and shift briefing the next day and sheepishly the staff had to admit they had brought in shrimp thinking it was ok because it was his off day.

Then another time the culinary department decided to cook shrimp. Back to the hospital he went. Finally we convinced the facility to just ban shellfish all together like other contraband. It was just too risky for him. He unfortunatly can't eat out or even go into the deli section of the grocery store. But other than that he lives a full normal life. I used to be like another mom b/c I always gave him crap for not having his pen on him. But, he had a good point. Guys don't carry purses and he was not going to wear a fanny pack.

I hope as allergies get more rampant people will become more understanding. There has been a great improvement on peanut awareness. My moms school doesn't allow any PB. On my flight back from Singapore the flight attendants announced several times throughout the flight that a passenger had a peanut allergy and to please refrain from eating any snacks that you may have brought that contain peanuts or PB or Peanut oil. How scary!


26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm highly allergic. Christmas trees, animails, peanuts, milk, cats. etc.. I have found that one of the biggest problems is trying to make people evem close relative including family and in-laws understand the devastating effects. I remember my mother in law having me sit out side on christmas day so she could spend christmas with my children and her real christmas tree. We all need to be more understanding and accomadating.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
aw that stinks! Animals is a tough one to accomodate. We have a good friend allergic to our cat. When he comes over I try to clean as much as I can and keep the cat in his litter box room. But he is used to having the house and will cry and scratch and destroy our carpet and door if I don't let him out. Usually we just keep the music loud and run him upstairs anytime he sneaks down.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have progresivly gotten food allergies. when i was a kid when i would eat raw apples or carrots my gums and tongue would get itchy and cashews gave me hives. I was tested 3 yrs ago for all types off allergies (food, pollen, etc) to my surprise peanuts was the only true food allergy (never had an issue with them prior) . I was told the fruit & veggie allergies I have now include - apples peaches, plums, nectarines, grapes, strawberries, cantelope, kiwi, carrots, cherries. peas, str=ng beans....I may have missed some. I seem to have new ones pop up ye}ly and my ENT informed me that certain pollen counts effect the intensity of the reation. Most of the items listed above if cooked to the point a spoon can smush them.then I wont have the reaction. So in addition. to things I cant have cuz of CD I have another to be careful of too. I cannot be in aa room where celery is being eaten or cut up without my mouth and throat getting itchy same with being near peanut butter say if it is being put on toast etc.......gosh I miss PB
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

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