Monday, January 20, 2014

Allergic to Peanuts

I had a suspicion that T was allergic to peanuts as she had broken out in a rash the few times I had given her peanut butter. She has has skin issues for a long time and our doctor had said that kids with bad eczema tend to have an underlying food allergy. So I finally brought T in to get her tested and it turns out in fact she is allergic to peanuts, as well as almonds and cats. I actually was quite relieved that wheat didn't come back! And while I know both of my kids could have celiac's, at this stage in their life, it is so much harder for them in daycare to not eat wheat and to actually understand it. I was dreading the thought of having to bring her lunch every day and trying to make sure she didn't eat the 1 year olds food next to her. I am fortunate that the daycare is a peanut free facility and nothing on the menu actually has nuts.

I feel fairly good in terms of dealing with a food allergy in terms of the peanuts as it is one of the most know food allergies out there. And we are familiar enough with food allergies with the gluten that it isn't too bad. What I am not actually looking forward too is dealing with the almond allergy. Since I bake gluten free or buy gluten free products, many times almond flour is substitute for flour. In fact, my favorite premade gf pancake mix has almond flour. Oh well, we will figure it out! She will get retested in 2 years and apparently 20% of kids grown out of their nut allergy, so maybe she will (at least the almonds!)

In the meantime, here is some of her cuteness!

1 comment:

Life on the Cremona said...

So adorable! I hope that helps her skin issues. Are you cat free home now too?