Talk to me about allergists - why should we see one?
Hi all...This is my first post! Thanks for reading!
2 years ago, my daughter was diagnosed as "Highly Allergic" to peanuts by our pediatrician.
(Her RAST score, which I can't say I really understand said >300 beside "Peanut". All the rest of the foods tried had numbers like 13, 5, 25, 4...etc -- so peanut did look pretty formidable when comparing numbers.) Can anyone explain the >300??
She had a serious reaction at 23 months (vomiting, gagging, breathing troubles, and hives) after tasting one fateful teaspoon of Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.
What will an allergist do that our pediatrician doesn't do? I am really interested in what one would have to say, but what exactly could I expect from one?