Anaphalaxis with skin test


My daughter has her first appointment with the allergist next week. I am fully expecting him to do the ful battery of skin tests. My pediatrician mentioned that some people have anaphalactic reactions to the peanut skin test. Has anyone heard of this? How common is it? I am totally freaked out now.

By cmvervais on Mar 21, 2011

I think it's possible, but I haven't heard that it happens often. My daughter is extremely allergic to peanut, and she got a big stripe of hives across her back from the skin test, but no anaphylaxis. You are in the best possible place if she did react, because obviously they can treat it right there. I'd suggest talking about your concerns with the allergist before the skin test.

By jennifer41 on Mar 21, 2011

Thanks for your input. I will definately speak to the allergist.

By cayislame on Mar 22, 2011

I hope everything goes well with your daughter.

By jennifer41 on Mar 22, 2011

Thanks! We are getting the blood test first. If the blood test comes back really high, I will probably opt out of the skin test, regardless of what the allergist says.

By Gus Mommy on Apr 5, 2011

My son is severly allegic and he did starting coughing during the last full panel and was given benydrel as soon as the test was done. But when they only do a food plan he's ok. They still give him benydrel after. He as severe environmental allergies too so this is way a full panel with the peanut test is hard. But I love love his allergist and full trust his choices. In fact he has refused my request for a food challenge. Hopefully you will have a great allergist as well. Good luck!

By Samantha418 on May 4, 2011

It does happen, and my doctor will not do any peanut skin tests on me because of the severity of my allergy. Blood tests are a safer way to go!