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.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4484 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" Off topic, usually you have to have a prescription for an EPI pen, I've never heard of getting one at ... [snip!] ... up like a pumpkin. And it's definitely not something you want to give just because. We always do benadryl first, epi pen 2nd."


this. although things CAN show up on first exposure. My son's allergic to eggs and had a systemic, though not anaphylactic reaction the first and only time we ever gave them to him.



OP...get an allergy test if you can and hold out on things that make you nervous. Find out the benedryl dosage and keep it on hand.

Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" Off topic, usually you have to have a prescription for an EPI pen, I've never heard of getting one at ... [snip!] ... up like a pumpkin. And it's definitely not something you want to give just because. We always do benadryl first, epi pen 2nd."


Yeah, I thought I just went in and picked it up. Turns out it has a drug store sticker thing on it. Its expired now too :(

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting Naturally Alternative~34w:" I think there are different ways to do an allergy test... but I"m pretty sure they'll do them that young, ... [snip!] ... ask your Pedi. Or pay for one out of pocket, I'm sure they would do one regardless if you paid for it. Call an allergy DR."

i'll look into it, at least for my peace of mind if nothing else.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" this. although things CAN show up on first exposure. My son's allergic to eggs and had a systemic, ... [snip!] ... an allergy test if you can and hold out on things that make you nervous. Find out the benedryl dosage and keep it on hand."

i'm going to do that too.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" this. although things CAN show up on first exposure. My son's allergic to eggs and had a systemic, ... [snip!] ... an allergy test if you can and hold out on things that make you nervous. Find out the benedryl dosage and keep it on hand."


Your right. My son immediatly gets gas to wheat, always has, but eggs took 3-4 tries to show up.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting THE Draco Malfoy:" i'm going to do that too."



The hospital had my son at 4mls for about 24lbs. The hospital has different dosages than the bottle.



The bottle says not to give it to them, but you can. It's up to asking your doctor.



Now if he has to much wheat in a day, we'll give him just over 1 tsp for the gas.

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" The hospital had my son at 4mls for about 24lbs. The hospital has different dosages than the bottle. ... [snip!] ... but you can. It's up to asking your doctor. Now if he has to much wheat in a day, we'll give him just over 1 tsp for the gas."

well, we use tylenol when DD is teething. it also says not to use it on her weight range, but her pedi said to just half the dosage...

AwkwardTurtle 34 kids; Syracuse, NY, United States 2085 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting THE Draco Malfoy:" no but my mom is deathly allergic to bees so the thought is always in the back of my mind when she's ... [snip!] ... like on the way to the ER. i'm just scared she'll have a reaction and it get too bad before making it to the hospital..."


Yes, epi pens are a life saver but many people need a second or 3rd dose. Which is why you take the epi pen and get going to the ER, if nothing else to be monitored since you have a life threatening allergy. Reactions are worse with subsequent exposures.

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting THE Draco Malfoy:" well, we use tylenol when DD is teething. it also says not to use it on her weight range, but her pedi said to just half the dosage..."


Yeah they changed the tyelenol dosage and bottles, it's so different now.

~ Mommerz ~ 17 kids; Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands 4429 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting BryarWoods:" Epi pen is a prescription only thing. You cant give an epi pen and not immediately go to the ER either, ... [snip!] ... the ER either, so its not a "home remedy" med that will make things all better. Does your LO have life threatening allergy's? "


This!!
I had to take my son to the allergist to get one prescribed.

SuperSecret123 Japan 220 posts
17th Jun '13

sounds ridiculous honestly lol... you increase your child's risk for allergies by giving things too soon but research also shows the opposite is true.. waiting too long will increase chances of allergies... anaphylactic reaction that would require an epi pen is pretty rare... if you're truly concerned carry some benadryl with you

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting SuperSecret123:" sounds ridiculous honestly lol... you increase your child's risk for allergies by giving ... [snip!] ... reaction that would require an epi pen is pretty rare... if you're truly concerned carry some benadryl with you"

well, as i said, its the stinging i'm most worried about. i was asking about the food to see when other mommies gave them.

SuperSecret123 Japan 220 posts
17th Jun '13

I let my kids pretty much taste or eat what they're able to... want a lick of ice cream, go for it, want some scrambled eggs.. here you go lol... I'd say anywhere between 4-6 months to at least get exposed to things ya know.. then as they get older and they eat more table food it shouldn't be a problem

THE Draco Malfoy 2 kids; Tennessee 20890 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting SuperSecret123:" I let my kids pretty much taste or eat what they're able to... want a lick of ice cream, ... [snip!] ... exposed to things ya know.. then as they get older and they eat more table food it shouldn't be a problem"

i've used this approach with everything but what i listed in the OP

SuperSecret123 Japan 220 posts
17th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting THE Draco Malfoy:</b>" i've used this approach with everything but what i listed in the OP"</blockquote>




I've done it with everything except for honey but that's not related to allergies not to botulism