17 month old newly diagnosed w/ nut and penicillin allergies - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 04-02-2006, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I've just entered the world of childhood allergies. My daughter was diagnosed with at least two major allergies tree nuts and penicillin. We have the epi-pens, we're reading all the labels on food, and we are training her big brother on what not to feed her.

A couple of things are sticking in my head as troublesome. We only tested for penicillin and tree nuts because everything else she had the day her hives broke out have not caused hives since then. I'm concerned we could feed her something else to trigger hives or a worse reaction.

What do you do for your allergic child?

Thanks for any advice or support. This is new and a bit unnerving.
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You've got the epipen, so that's your first line of defense right there. All you can do now is watch her and monitor if she has any further reactions.

If you want to feel a little better, go and visit the POFAK forum at http://kidswithfoodallergies.org/gro...s?s=2400067262

You at least have "only" two allergies, and a vast range of foods she CAN eat. There are parents on there whose kids can only eat a handful of foods. (DS1 has allergies to nuts, dairy, eggs, cats, and dustmites, which is a lot of work and monitoring, sigh.)
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