Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Bring On The Nuts
I am allergic to tree nuts so all of the pediatric literature recommends not exposing my children to peanuts or tree nuts until the age of three. This sounded good enough, but I got sick of avoiding foods in Blake's life. When I called, the allergist's office said they can test for peanut/tree nut allergies beginning at six months. They explained that it is better to try foods and deal with reactions then give everyone the skin test due to false negatives. It was also interesting to learn that oral food allergies are not genetically linked. I guess it is more related to if they inherit asthma or eczema. Anyways, I am happy to report that Blake did not react to ANY nuts at all. He was tested for eight nut allergies. Looks like we will be having peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch today.