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Help with diagnosis
I am new here and am hoping to get help with a diagnosis question. I recently took my 6 year old son to an allergy doctor after his eyes swelled shut at school. He had just eaten lunch (PB sandwich) and when he got back to class he fell asleep. When the teacher checked on him, his eyes were red and swollen. He had been complaining of stomachaches and had vomited several times within the past month. After the school incident, I finally started connecting the dots and figured out that it was after eating peanuts every time. (Took me long enough to put the pieces together! We have been avoiding nuts and all symptoms are gone). The doctor did a skin test and it was negative. Due to his symptoms, he decided to do blood work as well. His test came back as "equivocal/low" at 0.26. First the doctor wanted to do a Food Challenge and then after it was all scheduled, he changed his mind and wants to do another blood test, the "uknow peanut" test. I am feeling frustrated and anxious to get definitive results. Are false negatives even a possibility? Is this new blood test going to provide any other info? Would a second opinion be something I should consider? I am scared to give him peanuts again especially for fear of a worse reaction plus he has been feeling so much better since we removed them from his diet. If anyone has any suggestions or information I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much. I am feeling a little lost
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