Peanut allergies with one twin, the other not anyone else?
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Janell - posted on 01/05/2009
i have a brother and a sister who are twins (they just turned 9). both are asthmatic, both get sick at the same time, etc. there are only 2 things that tell them apart. 1 is obviously their sexes, and the other.... the girl is allergic to whole wheat products, soy products, among others, whereas the boy is not. he can eat just about anything. but the real interesting thing about them is, is that when the girl reacts to a food, her asthma acts up, she breaks out in hives and rashes, she get a headache, and sometimes, SOMETIMES, she'll throw up. but when these symptoms occur, she behaves like there's nothing wrong, but her twin, on the other hand, is the one asking for tylenol, stays in bed, complains about being tired and gets really quiet. so, even though one has the allergy and the other doesn't only one will get sick but the other gets the sympathy pains. very interesting to watch.
Marie - posted on 11/20/2008
Are they identical? If not, they have equal chances as any other siblings of one having it and one not. That is kind of crazy if they are identical.... I have one son that is allergic to peanuts and the two others are not ( who knows if the baby will be).