Hello! I'm new here seeking support from others who live with a peanut allergy and and understand the constant struggle. Well, my daughter is 10. Allergic to peanut, tree nuts, seeds, lentils, trees, pollens, watermelon, has asthma, laryngeal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, has had tonsils/ adenoids removed, has had 3 years of allergy shots.
To put it briefly, she was sick for a year straight, constant pain. Reactions, and asthma flares despite seeing her regular asrhma/ allergy dr. This doctor is well known and respected. I've always trusted in him until NOW.
My daughter seems to have allergic reactions when within close proximity to peanut butter or peanut butter products coated with peanut butter like peanut butter cereal. So, I always take great care to keep it away from her, never to be close to her body. She sits in the lunch room where other kids eat it but she sits at a peanut table so it's not right next to her.
Well, 2 days ago, after school, she told me she was itchy all over. I checked her to find she was having some sort of allergic reaction. She told me a girl in school, the next chair over ate her peanut butter cereal on purpose after asking my daughter if she was allergic. So sad to think your child was bullied based on her medical issue. She began to become itchy. That night I gave her benadryl and waited. The next day it got worse so I brought her to her allergist to get checked. He practically laughed at me and told me repeatedly that peanut cannot go airborne. I feel dumb despite the fact that I know I'm right. I feel as if he has become lazy and narrow minded operating primarily on studies. It has been suggested to me that he's not controlling her issues as well as it out to be. I feel sad that her own allergist would dismiss the fact that she continues to have reactions when peanut butter is present and blames it on viruses. I know my daughter has reactions when being in close proximity to peanut butter whether the smell of it is the cause.
Anyone else experience this? Now I must find a new allergist who actually cares to find out what's going on to prevent my girl from reacting like this again. I feel tired and lost