If one of the reasons that you don't vax

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If one of the reasons that you don't vax
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Fri, 04-25-2003 - 12:56pm
is because no one can predict how a child will react to certain vaxs, do you also have your children avoid peanuts and shellfish due to the high rate of allergies to these foods? Or, do you have them tested first before eating these foods?

Lucky

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Tue, 05-06-2003 - 3:17pm
I didn't post to this before, because I DO vax...but I will say this, just because I want to ;-). DH (and kids bio father, just to be clear), is violently allergic to shellfish, beestings, and somewhat allergic to various and sundry airborne allergens...also, for about 2 years only, he was dramatically allergic to strawberries, but that went away on it's own. I have some cat and pollen and mildew allergies...nothing terrible, but need the occasional claritin. So, how has this changed my actions re: my kids? Well, I worry a little, and monitor them with new foods, and breastfed them both (no formula ever, and started solids around 7 months). So far, so good, I'm happy to say, and I'm relieved. DS got bitten by a wasp last week, and that sent me into a minor worry-fit (are they like bees? or what?)...he got a topical dose of caladryl and a teaspoon of benadryl and some close watching, and he recovered fine.

Julie (with ds 5.5, no allergies, no vax reactions, rarely sick, and dd, 3.5, same story :)

Julie

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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 4:28pm
Christine and Lucky, Thanks for giving your experiences! Had I felt there was some great risk of peanut allergy, I would also have avoided it, but I didn't. (and with my dd, that pb&j on ww was my afternoon snack almost daily, lol! You know, after lunch but before the trip across the street to Baskin Robbins;) What can I say; I worked downtown and was tempted, lol!)

I have never had any allergies, per se, except for a moderate intolerance of dairy. Same for ds. DH has occaisionally severe seasonal allergies (some yrs none, some so bad he is debilitated with running eyes/nose) but it never really influenced my ideas on the matter.

Kimberly

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