Welcome to Bo's peanut allergy treatment blog. He is a typical fun-loving 7 year old with lots of friends and a severe peanut allergy. For the record, he has been allergy tested twice within the last year and both times had a RAST score of over 100 with specific response to peanut as a severe allergen. Though I have not tested positive for any other food allergies besides peanut, He only eats foods that are peanut free and tree nut free just to be safe. Currently, Bo is in a 2 year peanut allergy research treatment study at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACHRI) in Little Rock.
So his parents created "ASK ABOUT MY PEANUT ALLERGY" blog site to share his story and experiences about his peanut allergy, as well as, to provide resources to families dealing with food allergies like peanut allergies. We plan to update our blogs weekly to discuss interesting food allergy topics, food allergy products and to keep you updated on Bo's progress in the peanut allergy desensitization treatment study at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
We hope this site will help us learn from each other so families and kids dealing with food allergies, like Bo's peanut allergy, can stop worrying all the time about what we eat and get back to our normal lives.
The emergency medicines Bo carries with him to treat any allergic reactions include:
- Children's Benadryl
- EpiPen® (epinephrine) Shop for EpiPen® Carriers
His other allergies include dust mites and pet dander. Though he has eczema and asthma, my low dosage daily regimine of Flovent and Zyrtec have kept them both under control.
Some of Bo's favorite things include:
- Star Wars
- LSU football, basketball & baseball (Geaux Tigers!)
- New Orleans Saints
- Playing football, baseball and soccer
- Playing my Playstation 3, Wii and Nintendo DS games
Please post comments or e-mail me us if you have any questions for us or feedback about Bo's peanut allergy blog site.
askaboutmypeanutallergy @ gmail.com
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Hi. My teenage son is receiving TREATMENT for his Peanut Allergy. This is not a clinical trial but a true treatment program that is having success. I write a blog about it called Just A Little Peanut.
Check it out.
As part of his oral immunotherapy treatment dose my son Alexander now safely eats 6 peanuts a day. Each Thursday his dose is increased.
I am trying to spread the word that Treatment is now Available. I hope you find our story and the blog helpful.
-Julie Brice Beiersdorf
Posted by: Julie Brice Beiersdorf | February 14, 2011 at 11:36 PM
The US Department of Transportation is considering peanut allergies in air travel:
This is a chance to make your voice heard! Comments may be submitted here:http://regulationroom.org/airline-passenger-rights/peanut-allergies/#register
I hope you all will submit something and cast a vote for peanuts being an issue when traveling so we hopefully can make some change with the airlines and make traveling safer for our kids. Please forward to all your friends with pea(nut) allergies.
Posted by: jordnoedder | June 03, 2010 at 07:33 PM
I want to thank you for participating in the clinical trials. Because of children and parents like you, many other children will be able to benefit.
I am very happy you are doing so well with your allergy. My son is almost 8 yrs old and has a peanut allergy. His allergist won't allow food trials until his rast number is under 5. We pray and keep our fingers crossed that this allergy will go away. We just went to Disney World also and I was terrified to let him eat anything. I can't say how pleasantly surprised I was with the care they took when preparing my son's meals.
Congratulations and thanks again for participating in the trials.
Posted by: Kelley | February 16, 2010 at 11:46 AM
I just wanted to say thank you for this website, and for participating in the peanut allergy trial. I do a lot of work on clinical trials in my job, and I know how important volunteers like you are! My 20 month old son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Your site gives me more hope for his future treatment options. good luck!
Posted by: Lynne | December 29, 2008 at 02:34 PM
Hi Bo! My little boy, Ryan, found out he had a peanut allergy last December. He is 3 years old so I have a lot to teach him about staying safe around food. I see you are a Tiger and Saints fan! We are too!! We live in southeast Louisiana and guess what!? We were in Disney World this past Mardi Gras too! Disney World was GREAT with Ryan's food allegies. As Ryan's mommy, I worry about his allergy all the time and it is nice to have someone else to "talk" to about it. I'm really glad your mom started this site, and I'll be looking for advice about going to school with a food allergy.
Posted by: Melanie | September 26, 2008 at 11:05 AM