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Allergist casually says \"i\'ll look into cross reactivity\' in the next TWO WEEKS!
We went to DD's allergist appt. on Monday. We had to report a possible mango reaction...significant tingling mouth after a couple of bites of it. Now I had already checked into the possibility of cross reactivity before the appt. My DD is severly cashew allergic and I found mango is indeed a part of the 'cashew family' and should be off limits to her.
When I told the allergist of her 'reaction', she said 'I will go check on cross-reactivity for tree nuts' and left the room. In the meantime, the nurse has DD do her PFT for her asthma and after a bit, the nurse comes back in to give us her asthma med prescription and orders to return in two weeks (due to a current asthma flare up). So I tell her the Dr. is looking into the cross reactivity of mango and tree nuts and I'd like to speak with her about her findings. So the Dr comes back in and casually says...'Yes I have to look into that, I will let you know next time' !!!! WTH? I understand she is not an 'pedicatric food allergist' but she is pediactric asthma and allergist specialist. Wouldn't she know this cross-reactivity stuff? It only took me a couple of minutes to find out online...why couldn't she take the time to do it? Good grief!
I dont know, maybe I am just venting here....I just think that kind of laid back attitude when it comes to my DD and her particularly bad cashew allergy is just unacceptable....argh!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for listening...
DD, 5, TNA
DS, 18 mo. EA, MA
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