10 mo. & Multiple allergies/ High IgE levels

Posted on: Tue, 05/01/2007 - 4:27am
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Hi,
I found out that my 10 mo. old daughter has multiple severe food allergies (after giving her hummus which she had a reaction to), including peanuts, eggs, milk and sesame. Who knows what else as they only tested the ten most common. Anyway, I've been REAL freaked out and on the internet since. O.k. her RAST test results are 11 to peanuts, 21 to milk, 21 to egg. From what I've been reading many allergies are not even a whole number- YIKES! This has me exteremley worried. My questions are...

1.) Is it less likely for her to outgrow the milk and eggs since her score is so high?
2.) What is the normal rate (or the range a number can drop in a year (if I keep her completely away from these foods)? Has anyone else experienced these high numbers?
3.) What is the RAST test scale? Do all Dr.s use the same scale? What score makes a class one, class two or class three allergy and so on?
Please help, any advice is appriciated as I'm getting only more confused from talking to the Dr. - Thank you! - Mindy

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