Any Australians out there?

Posted on: Tue, 07/02/2002 - 1:19pm
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pHi to any other Aussies who frequent this fabulous site. Do you enjoy getting helpful information from this site? I know I have learnt a lot./p

Posted on: Thu, 01/02/2003 - 3:09pm
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G'day!
We're in Canberra, and have found this site to be very supportive.
You may want to check out the site run by my allergist: [url="http://www.allergycapital.com.au/"]http://www.allergycapital.com.au/[/url]
Helen & Geoff

Posted on: Fri, 01/03/2003 - 7:48pm
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Hi, we're in sydney. my little girl 2.5 y.o. is peanut allergic. I visit the site quite often to read up about the research. we're gradually coming to terms with it although I think the australian public has much to learn from the americans about peanut allergies and how serious it is...take our recent trip on Qantas - when I asked if they would be able to give out rice crackers instead of peanuts as snacks the lady was quite rude and said that they couldn't guarantee anything - she seemed quite surprised and irked at the request...do your allergist ascribe to the RAST testing and CAPRAST testing that is so often mentioned on the site? When I asked my allergist about it he said that it was too expensive and that skin prick tests were accurate enough...for my money I'd rather have an accurate assessment of an allergy than to go through life thinking you are allergic to something which you aren't and having to go through all the hassles of food avoidance and becoming a social outcaste as a result...

Posted on: Sat, 01/04/2003 - 9:13am
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Don't get me started on Qantas...
Haven't done RAST testing, but surely if you were prepared to pay for it there's no problem? Also check out with your health fund (if you're in one).
You could always get a different referall from your GP, if you want a second opinion.
Good luck

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