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Forum: Allergies   03-18-2008, 06:36 PM
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Posted By wenat
My severely peanut allergic (RAST >100) son...

My severely peanut allergic (RAST >100) son accidentally ate a chinese dessert that was made with peanut oil and had no reaction. It turns out that peanut oil, properly processed, has no peanut...
Forum: Allergies   03-04-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By wenat
Google for "wacky cake" -- it's clear of most of...

Google for "wacky cake" -- it's clear of most of the top 8 allergens, including dairy and eggs. And it's so fast and easy to make.
Forum: Allergies   03-03-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wenat
There is a kids cold virus that causes hives for...

There is a kids cold virus that causes hives for a few days, then goes away. I took my allergic DS to children's hospital, and that's what they diagnosed -- and just said to give him benadryl for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2008, 09:25 PM
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Views: 955
Posted By wenat
Robert Munsch has a ton of his books available...

Robert Munsch has a ton of his books available for free on his website: http://robertmunsch.com/storytime.cfm

Just download them and burn them as an audio CD.
Forum: Allergies   02-18-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By wenat
Sometimes, we're so keyed up that we think it's...

Sometimes, we're so keyed up that we think it's a reaction when it isn't one. Your doctor is probably right, and it's just a stomach virus, especially if you're not seeing hives or swelling.

For...
Forum: Allergies   02-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By wenat
Wacky cake has no dairy or eggs in it, and is so...

Wacky cake has no dairy or eggs in it, and is so easy to make that it's a great recipe for kids to "help" with. Just google the name and you'll get a bunch of hits.
Forum: Allergies   02-12-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By wenat
You always call 911 or take her immediately to...

You always call 911 or take her immediately to the hospital if you use the epipen.

If it's just vomiting and scratching, you probably don't need an epipen. But be concerned about hives inside her...
Forum: Allergies   02-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By wenat
Quote: Originally Posted by MotherWren...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherWren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10515999)
I guess I'd have to do an elimination...
Forum: Allergies   02-11-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,238
Posted By wenat
Quote: Originally Posted by MotherWren...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotherWren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10513746)
Can anyone tell me when exactly I should...
Forum: Allergies   02-11-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By wenat
Also, eat apples and fish. See this article:...

Also, eat apples and fish. See this article: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/563309
Forum: Allergies   02-03-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By wenat
Hi Sarah, long time no "see"! There's also...

Hi Sarah, long time no "see"!

There's also a virus going around that causes hives as a side-effect, so it might not be an allergy. My 4-year-old got the virus, and had hives and a fever for 2...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-03-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By wenat
Have you had her allergy tested? Dark circles...

Have you had her allergy tested? Dark circles under the eyes are a classic allergy sign. It's called an "allergic shiner." (Just google that term for more info about it.)

And allergies also cause...
Forum: Allergies   01-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By wenat
My dairy allergic kids are on rice milk plus cod...

My dairy allergic kids are on rice milk plus cod liver oil for the extra fats.

Good luck -- this is tough, but rice milk does work and keep them growing.

If cheese is an option, he can have...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-09-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By wenat
I'll join, thanks for starting this tribe! ...

I'll join, thanks for starting this tribe!

DS1 is anaphylactic to peanuts, and allergic to nuts and dairy, though he might be starting to outgrow dairy. His last accidental exposure "just" made...
Forum: Allergies   01-09-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By wenat
Quote: Originally Posted by LauraLoo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraLoo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10225867)
I had no dietary restrictions with ds while...
Forum: Allergies   12-13-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By wenat
You can be allergic to cheese but not milk, but...

You can be allergic to cheese but not milk, but there's a high chance of cross-contamination so I'd avoid both if she's diagnosed with either.
Forum: Allergies   12-13-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By wenat
Also, wacky cake makes great chocolate cupcakes....

Also, wacky cake makes great chocolate cupcakes. (Google "wacky cake" for a ton of recipes. It's nut-free and dairy-free. And if you're short on time, a box of commercial cake mix and a can of pop...
Forum: Allergies   12-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By wenat
You're also going through the stages of grief at...

You're also going through the stages of grief at the moment (giving up your beloved cookbooks sounds like depression to me: "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"...
Forum: Allergies   12-12-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 417
Posted By wenat
Check out Vermont Nut Free chocolates at...

Check out Vermont Nut Free chocolates at http://www.vermontnutfree.com/

I asked about their ingredients and got this reply: "Our solid dark chocolate items do not contain any dairy ingredients...
Forum: Allergies   12-12-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By wenat
There's also a difference in dairy allergies --...

There's also a difference in dairy allergies -- you can be allergic to milk and not cheese, or vice versa. It's the whey versus the casein milk protein. See previous thread:...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-10-2007, 08:09 PM
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Views: 12,385
Posted By wenat
We were chatting about cellphones in a previous...

We were chatting about cellphones in a previous thread and I thought I'd post that the 7-11 cellphone deal is on again. Buy $100 in airtime and get a free phone. The $100 airtime is good for a full...
Forum: Allergies   11-22-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,043
Posted By wenat
I think that's a variant of hives -- my DS gets...

I think that's a variant of hives -- my DS gets little red spots up to splotches on his chin when he's been exposed to dairy.

Get her allergy tested, for sure, and before the reactions escalate....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-21-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 5,865
Posted By wenat
I've been going to knit nite at 3 Bags Full, on...

I've been going to knit nite at 3 Bags Full, on Main Street. You don't have to buy/bring their yarn, and all the moms I've talked to there are very AP-oriented. It's a great group. Wednesdays, 7-9...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-20-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By wenat
Superwash sock yarn makes great baby clothes....

Superwash sock yarn makes great baby clothes. It's fingering weight, so it's nice and thin, but it's superwash, so sleep-deprived parents don't have to worry about taking care of it.

Knitpicks...
Forum: Co-op Archive   11-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 1,249
Posted By wenat
Actually, thank YOU! This was great!

Actually, thank YOU! This was great!
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