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Is DS more likely to be allergic to shellfish if he is allergic to peanuts/sesame? Prawns for dinner...

(10 Posts)
IHeartKingThistle Mon 13-May-13 17:41:16

He hasn't had them before. He eats lots of normal fish but we haven't tried shellfish yet. Anyone know if it's more likely if he has other allergies? Thanks.

MrsLettuce Mon 13-May-13 17:47:40

I don't know, but TBH if he;s anaphylactic to peanuts/sesame I'd be tempted to feed him new, possible allergens in the car park of your local A&E. Better safe than sorry.

IHeartKingThistle Mon 13-May-13 18:04:25

Sorry should have said, he's never had anaphylaxis, just skin reactions. You're right though!

eragon Mon 13-May-13 18:26:38

if he has a dust mite allergy he may have slightly higher chance of shellfish allergy.

5% of peanut allergic are also allergic to some form of legumes.

are you under the care of a allergy clinic?

girlsyearapart Mon 13-May-13 18:28:26

Fwiw dd is allergic to nuts inc peanut, sesame & eggs but not shellfish..

IHeartKingThistle Mon 13-May-13 18:32:58

Oh that's good. Yep he's also allergic to lentils. No contact with clinic for a while now, so far it's just been a case of avoiding things and managing his eczema. When he has reactions they are mild but then his eczema is terrible for a couple of weeks. He hasn't reacted for a while now touch wood.

Right, I'm dishing up, piriton at the ready...

harverina Mon 13-May-13 22:29:19

This is interesting as my dd, age 3, is allergic to milk, eggs and nuts and so far we have avoided giving her shellfish - my dh claims that shellfish makes his mouth feel odd so this has contributed to me delaying. She has eaten lots of other fish too.

If a child is allergic to something will it show up by rubbing their skin with it first? I am so nervous trying new potential allergens blush

IHeartKingThistle Mon 13-May-13 22:49:34

No reaction! Phew!

girlsyearapart Thu 16-May-13 19:45:35

Harverina- not always as some reactions are ingestion only but its worth a try

harverina Fri 17-May-13 04:46:40

Ok thanks - I may rub a prawn on dd next time I'm having them but a little scared to let her eat them hmm

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