Hi Angela, welcome to Healingwell. I'm sorry to hear that your son is going thru this. I would definately NOT give him anything with peanuts until you know for certain if he is allergic or not. His hives does correspond with you giving him the peanut butter. It takes 24-72 hours for food to digest and go thru the system so in the coming week if he doesn't break out in hives, you might want to chalk it up to a peanut allergy but if his hives come back it might be due to something else. In the meantime I recommend you not give him anything that has peanut or peanut oil. Read labels closely during the next week because even seemingly innocent boxed foods may contain peanut or peanut oil. I know of several children that have severe peanut allergies and it usually almost starts out as hives then becomes steadily worse.
Is there another doc you can take him to see about
his possible peanut allergy? I took my son in at 2 years of age for allergy testing, not the scratch test but the one where they put a thin gage needle under the skin (I can't remember the name of that test) and found out his allergies. We eliminated those things from his environment and he started becoming healthy. (He was never healthy and constantly sick before then). You as the patients mother have the right for a second opinion and if I were in your shoes, I would use that right.
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