Eating Peanuts Boosts Risk of Allergies?

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Eating Peanuts Boosts Risk of Allergies?
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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 8:45am

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Registered: 09-30-2010
Sun, 01-02-2011 - 7:16pm

I ate a lot of peanut butter with every pregnancy and we have zero allergies in our family. But, there are no food allergies anywhere up the family tree as far as I'm aware... or in my husband's family tree. I've always wondered if that had something to do with it.


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Registered: 12-14-2008
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 11:24am

my daughter had food allergies as a baby and i didn't give the peanut until well after 2 and she had to go to ER so we have epipen for that but she's good with it on her own now. i didn't have allergies until i was pregnant which started with hayfever but have gotten much worse through the years. I get allergy shots since 28 yrs old and have food allergies too which developed in my late 20's. my father was a sick child (i had no idea). I need a bubble! lol...hopefully this baby won't get the allergies but prob will. this baby's father has no allergic history so i guess its a crap shoot. At least i know what to do with allergies now. My daughter outgrew everything except peanut.

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Registered: 07-16-2009
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 4:56am

Insomnia - so here I am... #1 folks, ALL allergies are increasing.

I have allergies.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 12:25pm

I think the opposite is true.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 11:25am

Well that is ironic b/c i ate peanut butter on toast every day pregnant with my DD14 and she has peanut allergy :(