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4/14/11 7:00 P

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Hello Rustee23 ... I too have a peanut allergy and have almost stopped eating out because of it. Every time I go out, I ask ask ask ... any peanut products (even peanut oil) used in the kitchen. If the answer is yes, and I can't find something on the menu that is reasonably safe (like a salad with a lemon slice on the side) ... I just don't order (it's not worth the risk). I've found most restaurants are cooperative and the wait staff usually shows geniune concern. My biggest regret about this allergy is I can no longer have one of my favorite foods -- peanut butter. Also, can't eat most nuts because they are roasted with peanut oil. I learned very quickly to read every label for any packaged food (bread, crackers, candy, and so on). With care, I have not had an incident in nearly 10 years ... I typically get a migraine, but I'm told that my sensitivity will probably increase over time so I could end up in a life threatening situation some day if I'm not careful.

It's amazing how many foods carry peanut warnings ... can restrict your diet somewhat. Fortunately, I like to cook so I can prepare foods that I know are safe. Hopefully, you will not have too much difficulty dealing with this allergy -- it took me a while to get used to it. Now, it's habit to read and ask ... so I don't think much about it anymore.

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11/27/10 4:43 P

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Hi all,
This past week I went for my first allergy test.
Peanuts and shellfish are the ones discovered and they are life threatening.
I was wondering if anyone could pass on some advice on how to deal with the peanut allergy ie. which restaurants to avoid,is it ok to have peanut items in the home for others while I have this allergy?
Any help is greatly appreciated

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