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intro and a question
Hello, all. I have lurked here for almost a year but this is my first post!
I have 2 boys. the almost 5 yr old has nka. the soon to be 2 yr old is allergic to milk and peanuts. He is anaphylactic to dairy and has contact reactions. We discovered his peanut allergy with a SPT around age 1 after his ana milk reaction.
Although he was exposed to peanuts alot through my breast milk (bad mommy didn't know any better [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]), he has not to my knowledge had any traces or may contains of peanuts/nuts since the diagnosis. His SPT was positive as I mentioned ( I don't remember exactly, but I can remember that the wheal was not terribly big at the time.) A few months later he had a RAST immunocap done and it showed him neg for peanuts.
We have continued to treat him as though he is allergic and eliminated as such.
Here's my question. He has an appt with the allergist just after his 2nd birthday. It has been a year since his last testing. There has been some discussion about doing a challenge at sometime since his RAST was negative. I'm not sure how I think about this.
Yes, part of me is thrilled thinking there could be that remote chance that he has out grown or that the SPT was a false pos and he never was allergic, But I'm scared to death to think about a challenge. Esp given the severity of his milk allergy.
I'm going to request repeat testing at his next appt and depending on the results, I was wondering what you guys would do? Would you consider a challenge? Part of me wants to wait at least another year until he's 3, but another part of me thinks it would be good to know one way or the other if he is really allergic or not now. KWIM?
Thanks for any input,