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  1. Toddler I broke out in hives, no idea why yesterday. Still there today, maybe a bit less red, no new ones. Should I restrict anything? I’ve never had a food allergy and no idea of cause 4-19-2019 10:12am (12 replies)
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    • no but you may want to try and journal what you do/eat, sometimes it can be stress 4-19-2019 10:14am
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    • they sometimes appear with a virus. you may be coming down with something 4-19-2019 10:14am
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    • this happens to me on occasion and I never know why. Did you eat anything "new" yesterday or use any new cosmetics? 4-19-2019 10:14am
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      • Work had a going away party and I ate some crappy food. Carvel cake and a few ruffles and French onion dip. Not first time I’ve ever had but first time in long time 4-19-2019 10:16am
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        • weird but nothing special to do now IMO 4-19-2019 10:17am
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    • I had that happen once. I had TERRIBLE hives. They were everywhere except my face, palms, and soles of my feet. I freaked out and washed everything in baby laundry soap because I...(more) 4-19-2019 10:14am
      was paranoid. I never figured out what caused them, and it never happened again.
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    • any possibility it's from a lotion or soap? 4-19-2019 10:14am
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      • I didn’t change any products. They’re only on my trunk 4-19-2019 10:15am
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    • No. You should take benadryl and move on unless it happens again. 4-19-2019 10:15am
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    • ive only ever gotten hives from extreme stress. thats when i knew i had to quit my job 4-19-2019 10:15am
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      • We are interviewing for new counterpart. I’m part time. Annoying person is interviewing, has political connections. Maybe that’s why 4-19-2019 10:17am
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    • Sometimes a cold can bring them on 4-19-2019 10:18am
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  2. Toddler You know what meme that is circulating on Facebook that REALLY pisses me off? "If my kid can't bring peanut butter to school then yours can't bring the deathly plague. Vaccinate o...(more) 4-17-2019 11:52am (17 replies)
    or I'm bringing the JIFF." It is disgusting and not even a good comparison. I would argue many (if not most) of the kids with deadly allergies ARE vaccinated. Also, vaccinations are a choice, food allergies are NOT. I am pro vax. I also don't even have a allergy kid. I just feel like this meme makes pro vaxxers look bad.
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      • I think you are. STOP using kids who have deadly allergies to make your vaccination point. It is NOT a comparison. 4-17-2019 11:54am
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      • It's not only faulty logic but dangerous because it undermines the severety of food allergies. 4-17-2019 11:58am
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    • ITA, what a stupid meme. 4-17-2019 11:53am
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    • every kid I know with serious allergies has VERY pro-vax parents. So that is beyond ridiculous. You need to cull your Facebook "friends" 4-17-2019 11:53am
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      • I see it posted in mom's groups. The latest one is my cousin's wife. She's an ass. 4-17-2019 11:55am
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    • Maybe turn off the FB. 4-17-2019 11:54am
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    • I've not seen that. Who are you friends with? That's so ignorant to post 4-17-2019 11:56am
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      • Only one 'friend' posted it - my cousin's wife. But I've seen it in mom's groups I am in. 4-17-2019 11:56am
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    • it's tone deaf, but i think it's a fair point not to PARENTS but to school systems. if schools know they should not allow major allergens, then they also should not allow the...(more) 4-17-2019 11:56am
      unvaccinated.
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      • op - I can see that being an argument. But for a PARENT to say to another PARENT - I am going to bring something to school that will potentially KILL your kid - it's just kind of...(more) 4-17-2019 11:57am
        disgusting to me.
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        • of course. 4-17-2019 11:58am
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        • Let me guess: Trumpers? Sounds like their kind of logic 4-17-2019 12:00pm
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        • I wouldn't put it past some real stupid and fucked up people to take this shit literally and actually do it. There are no bounds for dangerous idiots. 4-17-2019 12:00pm
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      • Mainstream school systems do know this though. 4-17-2019 11:59am
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    • That is a silly stretch but I give no quarter to non-vaxxers who do not have a very REAL AND LEGIT medical reason. Dont go out public, you stupid assholes. 4-17-2019 12:08pm
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  3. Toddler They can do blood tests for food allergies now, right? 14 y/o ds seems to have suddenly developed allergy (face/lips swelling) or either cardamom or Chinese 5 spice powder. 4-16-2019 3:29pm (1 reply)
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    • There probably isn’t a test for those specific things. But the reaction seems proof enough. 4-16-2019 3:37pm
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  4. Toddler Ds has some food allergies, so help calm me down? He has itchy hives on his inner elbows after playing with a dog. That would more likely be from the dog than something he ate 24...(more) 3-24-2019 5:44pm (9 replies)
    hours ago, right?
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    • Yes 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • what is his usual reaction to food allergens? 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • yes 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • yes. 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • which one would calm you down? 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • Likly. Has he had a shower and changed his clothes? 3-24-2019 5:45pm
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    • Give a Benadryl and it will help either problem 3-24-2019 5:46pm
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    • I have food allergies. My reactions are pretty immediate. 3-24-2019 5:47pm
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    • totally the dog. 3-24-2019 5:52pm
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  5. Toddler Dd14 asked if she could have balayage the next time she gets a haircut at my salon. she is booked for next week. now i am having second thoughts. she has several food allergies...(more) 3-1-2019 1:23pm (28 replies)
    and now i am worried that maybe she will be allergic to the chemicals in the hair dye. anyone else ever have this issue? i am wondering if the salon can give her a patch test the week before?
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    • This post has been disliked 3 times. showI hate this post for so many reasons 3-1-2019 1:24pm
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      • op: why? 3-1-2019 1:24pm
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        • Really you think its smart to start dying a 14yos hair? Something that requires maintenance and ipkeep? Whats wrong sith her regular hair? 3-1-2019 1:28pm
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          • Then you cut it or dye it back. It’s not that big of a deal. 3-1-2019 1:34pm
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    • that seems like a legit concern. call and see 3-1-2019 1:24pm
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      • op: do you think it is wrong that i am thinking of allowing her to get this? the other poster above has me thinking that maybe i am crazy. she never asks for stuff like this. 3-1-2019 1:25pm
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        • i guess it depends on where you live. some many kids in my nabe have dyed green blue purple hair. bayalage would not make me look twice 3-1-2019 1:27pm
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        • how expensive is it? 3-1-2019 1:27pm
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          • i actually do not know. she called to check. i think it is over $100 but she is paying for it. 3-1-2019 1:28pm
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        • Np. Yes you are crazy. 3-1-2019 1:27pm
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    • They can, but has she ever had a reaction to any chemical? Makeup? Face cream? Or any household cleaner! 3-1-2019 1:25pm
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      • no, she hasn't actually. she avoids cleaners with nuts or nut oil because she is allergic. she doesn't really wear makeup, but she's been fine with everything else. 3-1-2019 1:26pm
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        • Then I would not worry. Send her in with a dose of Benedryl in her bag, just to alleve your worry. Have her tell (or you call and ask) my dd has nut allergies, are any of your...(more) 3-1-2019 1:28pm
          products counter indicated for that?
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    • Omg. Why the hell does a 14yo need balayage? Wtf 3-1-2019 1:26pm
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      • actually, no one needs it, but it's fun. remember fun?? np 3-1-2019 1:27pm
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        • Yes this type is fun is for someone with a job nad an appreciation for the value of money 3-1-2019 1:29pm
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          • you're a moron. she's paying for it by herself with gift money. NEXT!! 3-1-2019 1:31pm
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          • she said below that the kid is paying for it 3-1-2019 1:31pm
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      • op: she doesn't need it all. she just asked because she thinks it looks cool and she is paying for it out of her holiday money. why did i use sun-in behind my mom's back when i...(more) 3-1-2019 1:28pm
        was a teen and turn my hair orange? kids like to experiment with their look.
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        • these poster are judgmental b*tches. do not even respond to them 3-1-2019 1:29pm
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      • This is so funny because earlier someone asked if it was OK if a 10yr old got blue or pink hair and evey or was like of course! This girl is 14! 3-1-2019 1:29pm
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        • np: i know, lol! i personally would rather see a pretty balayage on a 14 yo than pink or puple hair. when i went to school, kids had multi-colored mohawks at that age! 3-1-2019 1:30pm
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    • My god - I love how the sanctimommy's come out on posts like this. FIRST OF ALL, I think it's great that your 14 yo dd is looking to try something new and you are trying to...(more) 3-1-2019 1:30pm
      engage her with it. SECOND - you are not crazy, insane, a horrible parent or any of those things. What I would do - and I too have a 14 yo who wants to try things - is ask the salon about the chemicals and do a patch test first. See what happens. I let my dd do the Brazilian straightening and she LOVED it. did it once, not again - but it got her more into hair care and such. You're a great mom and this is not a huge deal. Sheesh.
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      • op: thanks! geez, you would think my kid is the devil and i am worst parent of the year based on these responses. 3-1-2019 1:32pm
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        • YES and I am telling you to IGNORE them. My sister died her hair every color of the rainbow when she was in middle school - we have pics with her blue hair from my HS graduation...(more) 3-1-2019 1:34pm
          lol. We laugh about it now. No harm no foul and you're doing it in a nice salon, where you can control the effects. I just looked it up and it could look gorgeous - give it a shot, why not? It costs $200ish and if she wants to do it, then let her do it.
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    • What the hell is balayage? 3-1-2019 1:33pm
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    • My 16yo gets it done. It doesn’t touch the root or scalp, but I would certainly check. Also, the purpose of it instead of highlights or all over color is that it just grows out...(more) 3-1-2019 1:38pm
      Naturally-doesn’t need to be done again if she doesn’t want to.
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    • Sorry for all the flames. I’m a boy mom but my aunt took me for a perm in 3rd grade so I will never judge! It’s fine. I also have food allergies. I have always been fine with...(more) 3-1-2019 1:43pm
      chemicals. I HAVE had stylists show me ingredients first to check for allergens. I’d just do that and keep Benadryl handy in case. Hope DD has fun!
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  6. Toddler I have an irrational fear of developing an adult peanut allergy and finding out the hard way. I eat all other nuts, but skip peanuts. Tonight I accidentally ate something with...(more) 2-23-2019 10:21pm (25 replies)
    peanut butter in it, and I’m freaking out. It was five minutes ago; would I know already? I should say that while I don’t touch peanuts I still eat things hat we’re prepared in the same kitchens/factories, etc...
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    • You'd know by now. 2-23-2019 10:22pm
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      • Op: I’m feeling a little itchy but no rash. 2-23-2019 10:23pm
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        • I have food allergies and my reaction would be instantaneous if I ate the allergen. 2-23-2019 10:24pm
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          • I have a slow reaction to walnuts FYI. Red, itchy face then swollen lips 2-23-2019 10:29pm
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            • You’re feeding her anxiety 2-23-2019 10:31pm
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    • You realize this is completely irrational. 2-23-2019 10:22pm
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      • I know. I need to just get tested so I can put it behind me. 2-23-2019 10:24pm
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        • No you need therapy, not a test for a condition you have presented zero evidence of having. 2-23-2019 10:24pm
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        • The testing is not a fun procedure. I wouldn't do it just for the peace of mind. 2-23-2019 10:25pm
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          • well that and if her fear is of suddenly developing an allergy a one-time test changes nothing 2-23-2019 10:27pm
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            • It was such an uncomfortable experience, and I would never want to go through it if I didn't have to. 2-23-2019 10:28pm
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    • Are you this crazy about other things? 2-23-2019 10:23pm
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    • Unless you are super careful there is peanut oil in a LOT of stuff, cross-contamination in restaurants, and if you ever eat Thai... 2-23-2019 10:24pm
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      • People with peanut allergies can’t have things cooked in peanut oil? 2-23-2019 10:25pm
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        • np: hell no, they can't!! 2-23-2019 10:25pm
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          • Actually, some can, the allergens are not in the oil 2-23-2019 10:27pm
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          • I just checked. The FDA says otherwise 2-23-2019 10:29pm
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        • Wtf 2-23-2019 10:26pm
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      • precisely -- you are eating a ton of peanut all the time, you just don't usually think about it or realize it. 2-23-2019 10:25pm
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    • that's anxiety. I had postpartum anxiety and developed this exact fear for a while, after I had what I thought was a food allergy at a restaurant (not sure if that's what it...(more) 2-23-2019 10:24pm
      was). I started carrying children's chewable Benadryl around and eventually got over it. It's pretty unlikely you will suddenly develop a peanut allergy
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  7. Toddler Ds has food allergies. We always double check ingredients - got a chocolate bar that said it's 'peanut free'. I read the ingredients, and it has almonds. 2-9-2019 5:05pm (16 replies)
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    • It's tough. I have food allergies and people can be assholes. 2-9-2019 5:06pm
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      • I too have allergies and know that peanuts and almonds are different 2-9-2019 5:07pm
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        • Can you see how a kid might get confused? 2-9-2019 5:08pm
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          • If you have a kid w8th a peanut allergy you need to teaxh him what he can and cannot eat. If he can't have any nuts you need to teach him tye names 9f all nuts 2-9-2019 5:09pm
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          • a kid old enough to be buying food/eating on his own needs to know the difference 2-9-2019 5:09pm
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    • So? 2-9-2019 5:06pm
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    • Almonds aren't peanuts 2-9-2019 5:06pm
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      • op - Correct. But if you're a little kid reading that, like my ds did, you might assume that it meant there were no nuts. It's a good lesson for him to learn this way, and not the...(more) 2-9-2019 5:07pm
        other way.
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        • Is he also allergic to tree nuts? 2-9-2019 5:07pm
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          • op - Yes, and legumes. 2-9-2019 5:08pm
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    • It is peanut free. It didnt say nut free 2-9-2019 5:06pm
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    • and? 2-9-2019 5:07pm
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    • Ummm what am I missing? 2-9-2019 5:08pm
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      • The world should know what OP's kid can't eat 2-9-2019 5:11pm
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    • Is he allergic to almonds also? 2-9-2019 5:08pm
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  8. Toddler My 11 r old is so picky with food, any tips? We cook a lot but he turns his nose up, has quite a few food allergies too 1-30-2019 11:26pm (1 reply)
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    • Unless your kid has special needs, he will eat. Your job is to provide nutritious foods and he can decide whether to eat 1-30-2019 11:41pm
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  9. Toddler Dogs with food allergies: what limited ingredient food do you like to feed them please? 1-25-2019 12:46pm (0 replies)
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  10. Toddler 5 star hotels cater to food allergies really well. That' is my LIFE HACK 1-14-2019 9:53am (3 replies)
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    • Cool, do you have an example? 1-14-2019 10:01am
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    • yes we heard you the first time 1-14-2019 10:03am
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      • no, ppl said they didn't get it 1-14-2019 10:04am
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  11. Toddler DS is 15. Just got his blood test results back for his peanut allergy. Last time he had it done was 2009. His "score" is actually higher than it was in 2009, which is unusual...(more) 1-7-2019 1:31pm (4 replies)
    (most people's sensitivity decreases with time).
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    • not for peanuts. 1-7-2019 1:32pm
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    • Many people outgrow the allergy or become less sensitive. 1-7-2019 1:33pm
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    • bummer. but at least you know. 1-7-2019 1:35pm
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    • My daughters went up. We completed an OIT clinical trial and she successfully ate 10 peanuts. We still have to treat her like she has an allergy but at least she’s not going to...(more) 1-7-2019 1:54pm
      react due to cross contamination.
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  12. Toddler In a survey of 40,433 adults by Northwestern University researchers, results show that roughly half of self-diagnosed food allergies are not real. 1-4-2019 3:28pm (5 replies)
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    • if they are self diagnosed and have not been reviewed by professionals, then how would they know? 1-4-2019 3:28pm
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      • They probably tested them as part of the study 1-4-2019 3:39pm
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    • obviously 1-4-2019 3:28pm
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    • An allergist (top one in Denver) told me I was allergic to peanuts....4 stars out of 4 stars. I eat them with no issues. 1-4-2019 3:29pm
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    • Also found that 100 percent of the people who police others food choices are assholes. 1-4-2019 3:29pm
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  13. Toddler Anyone have a dog with a big food allergy? if so, to what? i suspect i have one of those dogs who might be allergic to chicken. 1-2-2019 10:46am (3 replies)
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    • my dog has skin problems that seem to be allergy based, with food being an important part of this but not the only one. he eats exclusively raw rabbit food now b/c more common...(more) 1-2-2019 10:48am
      meats and grain make him horribly itchy.
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    • My dog is allergic to peanut butter I think! 1-2-2019 10:52am
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    • my neighbor! 1-2-2019 10:58am
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  14. Toddler Can you be tested for food allergies or sensitivities? I have been SUPER careful monitoring what I eat and I am still having problems. 12-24-2018 9:52am (20 replies)
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    • What problems? 12-24-2018 9:53am
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    • seriously? 12-24-2018 9:53am
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      • OP: I have no idea. I thought I could solve this by carefully watching what I eat and eliminating foods. 12-24-2018 9:56am
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    • of course. RAST teting 12-24-2018 9:53am
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    • Yes. I went through allergy testing in June. 12-24-2018 9:56am
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      • OP: but would things like lactose intolerance show up? 12-24-2018 9:56am
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        • What are your symptoms??? 12-24-2018 9:57am
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          • OP: that was an example, my stomach just feels like it is churning and cramping. I no longer have any milk. I had a muffin the other day and that got me sicks. However, even...(more) 12-24-2018 9:58am
            with eliminating milk I am having tons of issues.
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            • I’d go to Dr. 12-24-2018 9:59am
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        • ffs is they test for that yes, if they don't no 12-24-2018 9:57am
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        • I don't know. I had rashes and swelling from specific foods. 12-24-2018 9:57am
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    • It's expensive 12-24-2018 9:57am
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      • Cost me $700 with insurance. 12-24-2018 9:58am
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        • yes, holding me back for sure. 12-24-2018 9:59am
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          • OP: so I had a wide-range flu shot which seems to have caused a bunch of stomach issues which I assume are temporary but I am willing to pay $700 at this point 12-24-2018 10:01am
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          • I went because I had severe reactions, but couldn't narrow it down specifically. I had a rough idea. 12-24-2018 10:01am
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            • OP: could you tell me what reactions? 12-24-2018 10:02am
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              • Rashes, swelling of my lips and eyes, very flushed face. I'm allergic to strawberriesand melon 12-24-2018 10:03am
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                • OP: I have been really limiting what fruit I eat because I eat a lot of fruit. So for a few days just watermelon, a few days just figs. Only eggplant cause an issue. No fruits...(more) 12-24-2018 10:08am
                  or veggies were problematic.
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                  • I'd go for testing 12-24-2018 10:10am
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  15. Toddler 6 yo has a peanut allergy. Her teacher gave her a gift bag w/ peanut candy inside. Thank god she knows to ask before eating anything. 12-21-2018 2:05pm (7 replies)
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    • what in the world?? how clueless can the teacher be?? 12-21-2018 2:06pm
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    • Is teacher an idiot? 12-21-2018 2:07pm
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    • what it an obvious peanut candy? i'm surprised at teacher would do that in today's day and age 12-21-2018 2:07pm
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      • OP. Me too! It was two mini snickers. I expect this kind of thing from parents but not from her teacher who I HOPE Ames she is allergic. 12-21-2018 2:08pm
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        • insane -- if i were a teacher, with all the food allergies, i would just give pencils and erasers, etc 12-21-2018 2:10pm
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    • Omg I would complain. What a moron. 12-21-2018 2:08pm
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    • Who gives a peanut containing candy out in school??????? 12-21-2018 2:11pm
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  16. Toddler A boy was arrested at a local Hs today for having a knife and bomb making materials. It happens that the boy repeatedly tried to force peanuts into my peanut allergy daughter’s...(more) 12-17-2018 9:03pm (27 replies)
    mouth in elementary school. Of course they did NOTHING then. The mom told me at the time that she was terrified of both of her sons (twins) and that my dd should be careful. I ended up transferring dd to a different middle and high school partly because of this kid. Anyway, my daughter went on the twin brother’s social media tonight and there are videos of the boys doing target practice with guns. I need to say something right? But to the school or the police or what? Or myob?
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    • Are you the one encouraging other posters to commit suicide? 12-17-2018 9:03pm
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    • EVERYONE 12-17-2018 9:03pm
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    • of course. do something 12-17-2018 9:04pm
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    • tell everyone. tell the school. call the police. 12-17-2018 9:05pm
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      • Thank you. I couldn’t live with myself if something happened and I hadn’t said anything. 12-17-2018 9:06pm
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        • STICK TO THIS. seriously. it may be nothing, but let hte police decide that. 12-17-2018 9:12pm
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    • This post has been deleted. 12-17-2018 9:05pm
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      • It’s the brothers social media. 12-17-2018 9:06pm
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    • Target practice is legal. What would you report? 12-17-2018 9:06pm
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      • So it’s not noteworthy that a boy who brought a knife and bomb making materials to school has access to s 12-17-2018 9:07pm
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        • ^a fun? 12-17-2018 9:08pm
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        • It’s scary as fuck, but not illegal and completely inactionable. 12-17-2018 9:11pm
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          • ^^^if the school hadn’t suspended or expelled him for the obviously illegal stuff, this won’t move the needle. Is this a public school? 12-17-2018 9:14pm
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            • Public school and they don’t do shit. He’s in juvie at the moment though. 12-17-2018 9:14pm
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              • Forever, I hope 12-17-2018 9:15pm
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              • ^per th district “he will be punished as appropriate”. FYI - the punishment for terrorizing my daughter was having to eat lunch in the office once each of the 6 or 7 times he...(more) 12-17-2018 9:16pm
                did it.
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                • See a lawyer. Seriously. We had an issue, and the school didn’t take it seriously till he assaulted a teacher. Then he was expelled. 12-17-2018 9:18pm
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          • if you had ever met this kid, you would know exactly how scary this is. 12-17-2018 9:14pm
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            • I hear you. 12-17-2018 9:16pm
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      • I imagine the peanut bullshit in elementary school 12-17-2018 9:09pm
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        • I’m not looking for revenge. I know a lot of kids at that school and their parents. The kids mom is nice, but is terrified of her kids. 12-17-2018 9:12pm
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          • oh i was serious, i actually think it's worth reporting too. i was saying his behavior was BS 12-17-2018 9:16pm
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    • I'm sure they've seen it. 12-17-2018 9:06pm
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      • Even on the brother’s account? I’ll let it be then. 12-17-2018 9:08pm
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  17. Toddler I have food allergies but strangely whenever I eat the allergenic foods, I am totally asymptotic. I only took the allergy tests because of seasonal allergies to pollen, etc. Can...(more) 12-14-2018 4:18pm (9 replies)
    it harm me to eat foods that I test allergenic for but have no symptoms? TIA!
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    • you might be mildly allergic to those things, so you don't have any symptoms 12-14-2018 4:19pm
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      • OP - I tested 4 or 5 on the allergy test of a 0 - 5. 12-14-2018 4:19pm
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        • i did the test but they didn't rate me on numbers like that. 12-14-2018 4:20pm
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        • What do these numbers mean? Was it a blood test? 12-14-2018 4:26pm
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          • the poke test on my back. 3 different visits. 12-14-2018 4:27pm
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            • I'm surprised you reacted to the skin test, but you have no sypmtoms. I'd say, if you have no symptoms, then you're fine eating the stuff... but it'd probably be a better idea to...(more) 12-14-2018 4:29pm
              ask a doctor.
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              • thanks. am so annoyed at myself that I didn't ask allergist at last appt!!! 12-14-2018 4:29pm
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    • I'm supposedly deathly allergic to peanuts yet I eat them. 12-14-2018 4:19pm
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    • My allergy test showed i am allergic to dogs. I have a dog. It isnt him who causes allergy symptoms to explode 12-14-2018 4:21pm
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  18. Toddler My 9 yo dd is for the most part of happy, well adjusted kid. She does well at school, has a nice group of friends and is well behaved at home (except some fighting with siblings...(more) 12-4-2018 11:18am (15 replies)
    And I have to nag her to do things). Every once in a while she will be really down and want to talk to me. She will tell me she doesn’t like many things about herself. Some are understandable things like having asthma and food allergies, feeling shy at school, having younger siblings in her space - others are small like disliking her handwriting. She goes through this long list. I don’t want her to get into that thought pattern of only thinking of the negative things. What are your thoughts? Not
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    • ^^^Normal 9 yo stuff or something to be more concerned about? Sometimes I feel like she does it when she wants lots of attention from me. So I don’t want to encourage that but I...(more) 12-4-2018 11:19am
      Also don’t want to dismiss it.
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    • i think for every negative thing she should also have a positive. it's natural to think negatively about oneself but not to focus 12-4-2018 11:20am
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    • it's great that she is able to verbalize these things to you. be supportive....(more) 12-4-2018 11:20am
      i get what you're saying though, maybe some talk therapy for her?
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      • Op. Definitely considering therapy but also recognize that that brings some stress and financial strain into our lives. She would not be into it but if I thought it was really...(more) 12-4-2018 11:22am
        important I could get her past that.
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        • Op. What i mean is I don’t want that to be her way or getting attention and for it to become a habit. 12-4-2018 11:26am
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    • my dd really benefited from doing a gratefulness journal - just write one thing each night before she goes to sleep 12-4-2018 11:21am
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      • Op. Great idea. Did you use a special journal or just a blank notebook. I imagine she will resist if it sounds like I am making her do it. Any tips on how to encourage her without 12-4-2018 11:23am
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        • just a notebook. maybe even a boogie board or something - she can doodle and then write it. 12-4-2018 11:24am
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          • ^and leave it to remind herself in the morning. 12-4-2018 11:24am
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          • Op. Just looked at boogie board and that’s perfect for her! She will love it. 12-4-2018 11:31am
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        • special makes it more special - i would make it a big deal and pick out something special 12-4-2018 11:25am
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    • i think this is troubling, i would make it a game of sorts, for every bad thing say a good thing - you can take turns doing this with each person playing each role 12-4-2018 11:23am
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      • ^and see how this goes, it might need some CBT if it persists 12-4-2018 11:24am
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      • Op. One time when she brought this up I went and made a list of things I thought were really great about her and said how easy it was for me to fill up the whole page. I think she...(more) 12-4-2018 11:25am
        Really liked that and wonder if she is trying to get that kind of response from me. BTW, I am always very affirming and loving so it’s not like she doesn’t get that from me normally but she does have to share me with 3 siblings which is tough.
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        • i am certain you are a wonderful mom or you wouldn't even be posting this, brains get into bad habits and young brains are more malleable so what a gift you would be giving her to...(more) 12-4-2018 11:27am
          help retrain it out of negative thoughts
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  19. Special Needs Trigger: drug for severe allergy...(more) 12-2-2018 12:21pm (6 replies)
    Do any of you happen to know if this treatment for PA is as promising as the article sounds? I’ve never heard of this MD Mag & accidentally came across this. https://www.mdmag.com/post-conference-perspectives/acaai-2018-perspectives/simon-murray-md-how-peanut-allergy-drug-ar101-could-change-patients-lives
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    • Yes it’s great. Will prevent the deaths of so many children and the inconvenience of the nation 12-2-2018 12:22pm
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    • Who knows. More doctors are offering desensitization, but not everyone is a good candidate. And it’s a lifetime protocol. If you stop, you can become allergic again. 12-2-2018 12:26pm
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      • Yes- it’s not really a drug per say 12-2-2018 12:31pm
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    • Unfortunately it’s not as great as it sounds. Major risk of unpleasant side effects or anaphylaxis...(more) 12-2-2018 12:31pm
      From the treatment. Only works in about 2/3 or people. You can’t exercise (or even run around l)for a couple hours after taking it. Numerous office visits for updosing at dr office w/ anxiety about anaphylaxis and needing epipen at each one. If successful you still cannot eat peanut freely but you might be bite proof (or maybe not there is no guarantee). If you are sick you might have a severe reaction. You have to continue treatment for life or peanut allergy will come back. For some people the risks are not worth it. It’s a huge commitment.
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      • But the alternative is a having all of those bad possibilities anyway. 12-2-2018 3:00pm
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      • Helpful. Thank you. 12-2-2018 11:26pm
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  20. Toddler I"m really looking forward to our Disney trip. Ds has food allergies and we can go anywhere and he can eat. It's such a relief to be there and stupid fun. 11-30-2018 7:53pm (5 replies)
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    • I love Disney, and I used to hate it. They think of everything and everyone. 11-30-2018 7:56pm
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    • Disney know how to do it. out DC is 26 yo. Disney now are sending DH & I information about Disney Destination.....perhaps they will plan funerals too 11-30-2018 7:57pm
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    • Disney serves no allergens? 11-30-2018 7:58pm
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    • Yep. Between my ds with allergies and my dd with autism, Disney is one of the easiest trips to take. They are so accommodating 11-30-2018 7:59pm
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    • I’ve heard this about Disney. Sounds so relaxing and easy to not constantly worry and research and ask a million questions to the waiter. 11-30-2018 8:02pm
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  21. Toddler Dd is away tonight. she has food allergies. i'm debating going to get takeout from the place we love but can never get because of dd, or just staying home and making something...(more) 11-30-2018 11:44am (5 replies)
    easy for dinner.
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    • i never ever make anything on a friday. I'm fried after the week 11-30-2018 11:45am
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    • Takeout 🥡 11-30-2018 11:45am
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    • Of course get takeout. Take advantage. I’m with poster above. I don’t cook on fri or say nights. 11-30-2018 11:46am
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      • thanks. i needed that push. 11-30-2018 11:49am
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  22. Toddler Peanut Allergy mom is an annoying old cow 11-28-2018 10:03am (10 replies)
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    • I don't know her. Does her kid go into anaphylactic shock? 11-28-2018 10:04am
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    • On a flight this weekend we were asked to refrain from eating peanuts and man, the bitching! 11-28-2018 10:04am
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      • Oh, I dont mind limiting nuts at all. But not every conversation need to turn into a lecture on nuts 11-28-2018 10:07am
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      • some kids will only eat pb 11-28-2018 10:07am
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        • Or: my kid is one of them! But it was a short flight 11-28-2018 10:08am
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    • I’d be more concerned about the fact people here cannot understand they are conversing with a troll, even when it’s cut and paste spam. But keep engaging, you seem to enjoy it! 11-28-2018 10:08am
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      • OP- I actually did not engage her. Was trying to engage otehrs on the same post. But her noise got in way, so I gave up and bitched here 11-28-2018 10:10am
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      • np- I was on that thread. She called me a name. I walked away. She kept posting. I ignored. Very few took her bait, and those of us that did, didn't for more than a line 11-28-2018 10:11am
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        • Yet, here we are discussing her as if she’s a real person in a whole new thread 11-28-2018 10:12am
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          • And? I'm bored, waiting for conference call to start. Nothign else interesting in my life going on- other than the ramen recipe I am dying to try 11-28-2018 10:13am
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  23. Toddler Trigger- CDC had 5 reports of children dying from food allergies in 2017, 1 in 2018. 25 children in 2017 were killed in school shootings, 40 so far 2018 killed...(more) 11-28-2018 9:46am (11 replies)
    • The peanut allergies are out of control 11-28-2018 9:51am
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      • np- Funny how you focus on the allegy but not the shootings, which are 5 to 40 times 11-28-2018 9:53am
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        • After nine to 12 months of treatment, two-thirds of those who received it were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day. 11-28-2018 9:55am
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      • that's your take away? it doesnt terrify you that 5 times as many kids were killed by GUNS in their schools??? 11-28-2018 9:53am
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        • There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of children who suffer from peanut allergies. 11-28-2018 9:55am
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          • whoop de do. there is a new treatment to prevent kids from dying from gunshots too. It's called gun reform 11-28-2018 9:55am
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            • starting with just half a milligram a day; the amounts increased gradually until reaching the "maintenance dose" of 300 milligrams, equivalent of one peanut a day. 11-28-2018 9:56am
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    • A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success. 11-28-2018 9:52am
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    • The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Arkansas Children’s Research Institute is one of 66 institutions across 10 countries participating in the study, which gradually increases peanut protein dos 11-28-2018 9:52am
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    • Two-thirds of children in the treatment group were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts by the end of the trial, as opposed to only four percent of the children who received a placebo. 11-28-2018 9:53am
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    • Dr. Stacie Jones, who ran the institute’s involvement in the study, says the goal is not to enable those with allergies to eat peanuts, but rather to reduce the severity from accidental exposure. 11-28-2018 9:53am
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  24. Toddler Kicking myself--almost served choc chip with peanut butter cookies to a kid with peanut allergy. person at store handed it to me as choc chip and I didn't read label carefully....(more) 10-5-2018 3:16pm (3 replies)
    luckily my older dd tried one before the guest and told me. So stupid of me, I can't believe I didn't check.
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    • And what would you have done if the kid ate the cookie? Does he carry an epi pen? Do you have Benadryl at home? My kid is allergic to peanuts 10-5-2018 3:18pm
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      • she has an epi pen in backpack. I researched how to use it at one point 10-5-2018 3:18pm
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        • ^^ i must be your worst nightmare. I am usually so good but i slipped this time. my heart was racing, what an idiot 10-5-2018 3:19pm
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  25. Toddler My son is 15 yo. At 12 he had salmonella. We did all the testing...(more) 10-5-2018 1:17pm (16 replies)
    The testing—- no gluten issues, no auto immune, no food allergies, no inflamatory diseases. But once a week on avg he has crippling stomach cramps. We have tried all sorts of medication including SSRIs to account for the gut-brain connection. We have also tried the (horrible, highly restrictive ) FODMAP diet. GI doc says she’s used all the IBS meds. I am scheduling an endoscopy for him. I don’t know what else to do. I worry how he will hold down a job and meet obligations as an adult
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    • maybe they'll find an answer good luck 10-5-2018 1:19pm
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    • ^^^ his diagnosis is IBS 10-5-2018 1:19pm
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    • Has this only been since salmonella? My mom had a bacterial stomach issue that hung on for months and months. I wonder if a fecal transplant might work? I would also talk to some...(more) 10-5-2018 1:19pm
      naturopaths (the best most highly recommended one you can find).
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      • ^and I'm sorry. My dh deals with terrible stomach issues. There's also that tick borne illness which makes people allergic to beef. 10-5-2018 1:20pm
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        • How does your dh cope? 10-5-2018 1:21pm
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      • Just sonce the salmonella as far as anyone can recall— at the very least it is much worse. They tested him for c-diff that is the bacteria that transplants help woth. They also...(more) 10-5-2018 1:21pm
        tested for h-pylori (sp) and both are negative
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    • My sister has IBS --similar symptoms as your son for YEARS. Every test in the world. She finally went to an Integrative Dr. who put her on a very interesting diet for a few...(more) 10-5-2018 1:23pm
      months and she is FINE now. Literally cured. The Dr feels that the years of antibiotics she took for very very minor heart murmer (that was tested ONCE) before any dental procedure wiped out her gut bacteria/sillia, etc.
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      • Ok I have to look i to this. I’m at a loss. 10-5-2018 1:28pm
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        • YES! Find a highly recc. Integrative Dr who can look at the anti-biotic usage. It could be that. My sister was in agony for years until this Dr. helped her. NEW PERSON. HUGS!! 10-5-2018 1:31pm
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          • Thank you. Off to google 10-5-2018 1:31pm
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            • welcome. I truly believe that we are seeing the results literally on a gut level with antibiotic over usage. They wipe out our natual ability to process food, etc 1 10-5-2018 1:34pm
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      • We have done super-strength medical-food grade probiotics. Maybe we need to try that again 10-5-2018 1:29pm
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    • Could it be abdominal migraines? Those are awful, lead to a ton of missed school 10-5-2018 1:23pm
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      • Op- funny you said that. The first GI we saw called it that. And then said “so basically IBS” my dh suffers from horrific migraines (to the extent hecannot work and is on...(more) 10-5-2018 1:27pm
        disability) so this made sense to me (and depressed the hell out of me too) since then every doctor has said that it is IBS, which just means stomach oroblems dor unknown reasons. Don’t know what to do
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        • I don’t have a ton of knowlefw about integrative medicine but like the poster above said it might be good. 10-5-2018 1:29pm
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      • Op- and yes! So much missed school. For my son they start mid morning and by noon he is in a lot of pain. It is NOT just trying to get out if school. Not only does he actually...(more) 10-5-2018 1:28pm
        LIKE school, but this has happened in Disney World and on school holidays too
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