Delayed reaction to skin test
My daughter has had two skin tests, a year apart. Her reaction to both (ie. red welt) did not appear until hours after the test. Right after the first test, she became very itchy, but that soon passed. The welt on the second test was smaller than the first. Her allergist was not familiar with this delayed reaction and he recommended that we treat her as if she has a peanut allergy (complete with epipen) and retest in a year. Has anyone ever encountered such a reaction? We are from Canada and have not had a RAST test done yet because it isn't covered by the health plan. How could I ever give her peanuts again, anyways??