desperate for information on low blood test results?

My 6-year-old has eaten nuts of all types for years. Never had a rash or anything. She was recently eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when she started to complain of her throat hurting and itching. I gave her some benadryl and took her to doctors next day. They did blood work. A week later we got the results - she receieved a 0.37 for peanuts and 7.32 for hazelnuts. She has maybe had a hazelnut before here and there but nothing that I can think of besides once when I got nutella. The peanut butter she was eating was Jif creamy.

So, where do we go from here? Avoid all nuts now? Her level for peanuts seem so low that I wonder if she isn't actually allergic? We do have an appointment with an allergist nut not for a couple more weeks.

Thank you!!!

By Chantel Donnan on Fri, 04-19-13, 00:26

Getting a second opinion is always smart, especially when her level for peanuts is as low as you said. However, to be safe you should probably avoid nuts as much as possible until you see the allergist. I mean, it makes more sense to give her turkey sandwiches for a week and be sure she's safe, rather than risk a pbj and find out she's really allergic the hard way! Good luck!

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By lov2make on Fri, 04-19-13, 05:59

Yes, we are definitely avoiding all nuts but I'm just still trying to figure it all out. I'm anxious and can't help but wonder about the levels. Thanks for replying. :)

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