My daughter is on here so I won’t repeat too much. We are terrified with our 4 year old granddaughter’s most recent results for her PEANUT allergy which continues to rise and is now at 100+on the ratings scale according to her most recent blood test. I read where 1/44,000 of a kernel could cause anaphylaxis… a terrifying reality. We read every label, every processing location, cook at home, avoid eating out at restaurants, and make sue Epi-pens are current and always handy, etc. Besides keeping her totally isolated from the outside world, what else can we do to help protect her?
A couple other questions:
1. Since her rating scale went from +/- 35 to over 100 in one year, would you suggest re-testing or is an increase like this common? Will it likely go back down at some point?
2. Peanut dust and/or residue – In her case, what are the chances of “residue” or “dust” causing anaphylaxis?
3. This young lady lives on a ranch with livestock – a number of ranches feed Peanut Hay. Any chance of this causing a reaction? Does Peanut Hay actually have the same protein as regular peanuts?
4. What is the difference between Pink Peppercorn and peanut? We’ve heard that the proteins and reactions are similar. Would they cause anaphylaxis? And, as a general rule, spices are not individually labeled in products – how would we know what to look for?
Thank you, in advance, for your guidance and information.