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I took my DD for allergy testing today, to make sure she's not allergic to nuts other than cashews, since she had a bad reaction to cashew butter (hives). Ironically, she tested negative to everything, INCLUDING cashews. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: But that's another story. Anyway, while I was there, the allergy doc asked if she was up to date on vaxing, and I said that she was, except for Hep-B. I decided (really late in the game) not to finish the Hep-B series (and recently have decided that we're done with vaxing, period...). Anyway, he asked why, and I said that I didn't think it was something she was at risk for getting, and that she could get it later if I changed my mind. He looked shocked and horrified, and said, *Are you AWARE that delaying the third dose could mean that the third won't take at ALL, and she'll be unprotected?* I just said that I was... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: He asked if her doctor was aware of this, and I said that she was, so he dropped it. Ugh. I wasn't prepared for that this morning! What does her Hep-B vax have to do with a potential cashew allergy? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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...it could have been casein (a milk protein) in the cashew butter that caused the allergy--- who knows.<br><br>
More importantly here is a study comparing vaxed and non-vaxed kids and the propensity for allergies in vaxed children.<br><br>
It also happens to be the first and only study done with vaxes that used a REAL, completely non-vaxed control group.<br><br>
Only one that I've ever seen.<br><br><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=9345669&dopt=Abstract" target="_blank">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...&dopt=Abstract</a><br><br><br>
No more Child Sacrifice!<br><br><br>
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...here's just some of the odds and ends they put in their brews:<br><br><br><a href="http:/vaccines/ingredients1.html" target="_blank">http://www.*********/vaccines/ingredients1.html</a><br><br><br>
Of course, that list leaves out the proprietary goodies that they deem trade secrets--- that make their little potions so special.<br><br><br>
No more Human Sacrifice!<br><br><br>
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Goodpapa ~ They actually tested her for all of the main food allergies (dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, peanuts...) as well as pet dander and dust mites, and she came up negative for everything. So that's a good thing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> But it doesn't explain her hives the one time she tried cashew butter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: We're definitely staying away from nuts, though, just to be on the safe side. Thanks for the links... I'm off to peruse... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Ugh! I'm absolutely sickened by that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I can't believe what they DON'T tell you they're shooting into your baby! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> I told my DH about the human aborted tissue and he agreed that Katie isn't getting any more vaccines, for that reason alone. We're both pro-life and I have a MAJOR issue with not knowing that aborted fetal tissue is being used in this way on my child, without my being told about it. I'm just thankful she's never had a bad reaction to any of the vaxing we've done already, and happy we found this all out before her next set of shots are due. Thank goodness her pediatrician is really supportive. I shouldn't have to worry about getting a fight from her. I was just totally blown away by the allergist. I didn't see that coming!
 

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Just a a quick point. Cashew is related to poison ivy. If, when they are processing it they don't remove all of the outer layer, it can cause reactions in anyone who reacts to poison ivy. There may have been a tiny bit of contaminant in that particular batch of cashew butter.<br><br>
Also, my daughter once had hives as a result of my (stupidly, but this was many years ago) using one of those anti-static dryer sheets. So it may not have been something ingested.<br><br>
Must rush off to a dose of higher ed.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
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I second what Deborah said. When I was little, I reacted to raw and possibly less-than-ideally processed cashews but not to any other sort of nuts. In fact, you couldn't keep me away from nuts (esp. brazil nuts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> and hazelnuts) except with shackles and a ball and chain!<br><br>
And, I have not had reactions to roasted cashew ever. I think the roasting gets rid of the oils from the hull that might cause a reaction.
 

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I am telling this FYI probably doesnt have anything to do with your dd but a person never knows.<br><br>
I am allergic to bee sting, dishsoap, and Pennicilin (sp?) when my back is out of place. A kid I was raised with suddenly became allergic to anything that had a milk product in it. Poor kid went through most every miserable test they inflict to find out what wrong. Nothing was found. Turns out his back when its not in place cause his milk allery. A friend of ours had been around horses all of her life (50 + years) suddenly became deathly allergic to horse dander. Yup you guess it, her back was out of place.<br><br>
The spine being out of wack sure can wreck havic.
 

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I've been thinking about this nut allergy business and I wonder what percentage of people are actually allergic or having reactions to the chemicals used in the growing and processing of the nuts as opposed to the nuts themselves. In our chemical laden world, it seems plausible that there could be a culprit our allergists aren't looking for...Just a thought
 
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