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    allergies to peanuts and outdoor mold
    monidavis posted:
    Anyone have allergies to carpet? So my four year old is contact and consumption allergic to peanuts, She also has an allergy to outdoor mold. We went to a church function 2 wks ago in a brand new building and she said she felt itchy and her face had welts, gave her benadryl and she was fine, we visited another church this past Sunday and she was itchy, they didn't have foods with nuts, but anyone can come in with residue if they had it for breakfast, anyways she had one welt on her back and one on her neck, we gave her benadryl and it cleared 20 mins later she starts whining and she says her feet itch, they were red and swollen. I asked if she took her sox's and shoes off in the classroom and she said yes. We monitored her, called the nurses line and we gave her more benadryl and now she is fine, says the itchiness went away. Like any public place you can't be definite about allergens. We are getting her blood drawn this week for another peanut test. Both incidents were in two completely different places both with her sitting on the carpet. Anyone have similar experience with there peanut allergy child? Can out door mold cause this reaction too? Waiting to here back from her allergist.
    atti_editor responded:
    Did you find out anything helpful from your daughter's allergist? I'm not allergic to carpet per say, but I can be allergic to different things that get stuck in it (mainly dust).

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