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So my son has many other allergies besides wheat, peanuts being one of them. Prior to going gluten-free he never showed rashes or anything, he was just stuffy and always constipated. We still struggle with the constipation. Now that he is eating again, we have decided to trial peanuts again. While keeping a food diary, something caused him to break out in a rash. I assumed it was his peanut butter sandwich, but he also ate grapes and other things that day. His peanut allergy is pretty low, so his doctor had said maybe we should trial peanut butter again and see if that was it.

Yesterday we gave him a peanut butter sandwich on gluten free bread. No rash! However, last night he had a night terror and he hasn't had one in quite some time. Does anyone know if this could have been triggered by the peanut butter? Should we trial it again today and see if it happens again? The night terror did not last long, about 10 minutes, but I hate that nothing comforts him when he has them. He thrashes around crying and swings and kicks at anyone trying to help him. :(

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Are you doing these trials with an allergist? If not, it is very dangerous and potentially deadly to do so.

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We are doing the trial through the doctor's advice. We see an allergist on Monday. Also, his peanut allergy is pretty low. He scored .31 kU/L which is just under low. It falls under 'Clinical Relevance Undetermined' (0.10-0.34).

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Okay! I just worry when people start "testing" without talking to the allergist first!

Also, I would think it a coincidence with what happened. Those aren't signs of an IgE allergy.

PS Sorry about the other post. I have 3 kiddos running around and must have missed the part about the Dr's advice!

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No worries.

Sometimes I over google. I googled night terrors + allergies and there seems to be a connection, but I don't know if anyone else has experienced that before. I don't want to cause more night terrors and it was pretty coincidental. I was feeling pretty good with no rash showing up and it didn't seem to trigger his usual 'stuffiness' either. I guess I might try another peanut butter snack today and keep my fingers crossed for no reaction! Thanks.

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Both Salicylate Sensitivities and Gluten can cause night terrors.

Google shows the peanuts and grapes would be salicylates but the bread would be gluten.

You may have two culprits.

Or not.

Just wanted you to know.

Salicylate food sensitivities site:

http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/food-guide/

I wish you the best and commend you on doing this.

I wish I had done it for my son when he was small.

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My son has night terrors, but we've noticed that they happen right before he gets a cold or is about to have a growth spurt.

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I know for both my daughter and myself, a couple of our allergies frequently trigger nightmares galore for a couple nights after we get zapped with them.

I couldn't prove the connection, but both my daughter and I view them as a side effect of an allergic reaction for us, at least. Obviously this isn't the case for everyone. Personally, I'd just note it down as something that happened and jot down everything he ate before it, yes? And then do it again if it happens again. If you start seeing a pattern, that's probably good enough to make an educated guess that there's some connection at least.

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