Anyone test negative but still have reactions?

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 10:39am
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I've posted a few times on here with questions regarding adult PA. Well, I had a skin test done & a RAST test done to peanuts & tree nuts, both which I've had reactions to before, but anyways I tested negative. I feel like I"m losing my mind. A few days after my test, I thought that I'd try to eat a tsp of peanutbutter, & I did. About 6 hrs. later I developed sores on the sides of my mouth. Which I had the same reaction 1 month before that to indirect exposure to peanutbutter.

Also, 2 months ago, I ate 4-6 pecans & within 15 min. I had big red welts under my eyes & my eye swelled for 6 days.

Tonight I ate some tollhouse choc. chips & I've had a reaction. My eyes are itchy, my nose is ithcy, I have hives (welts) under my eyes, & I also have small hives under my nose & around my nose. I took some benadryl & I'm just watching to see how this reaction is. (BTW, there was no allergy note on the choc. chip bag)

I just feel like I'm going crazy.

If anyone else has any similar experience, that would be helpful.

PS.
I also would like to know how to look up my old posts. I"m not sure of how to do that.

thanks!

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 9:54pm
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When my PA son was little, it was obvious that he was allergic to milk, although he tested negative.
Our allergist said he always believes symptoms, not tests. In the case of milk, he said the tests don't measure all the minor proteins, and that he was probably allergic to one or more of those. Maybe it's the same with you and nuts?
In any case, why are you putting yourself through this? It's obvious that your body doesn't like them. Believe your symptoms, not some test.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 10:25pm
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When DS was first diagnosed as a toddler, the allergist didn't even bother to test. From my description of his reaction, she knew he was allergic to peanuts.
Our current allergist also said that the history of reaction means a lot. And that the tests are not always accurate, so you need to look at the history as well.
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Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:23pm
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Regarding how to find your posts, you can do a search for them by your name. Go to the search function and just search by name. They will come up by board and chronologically.
I made a post last January about testing negative to peanut. At this point I don't know whether to think I am allergic or not. I really don't. We avoid anyway because of DS.
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Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:36pm
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Thanks for the replies & how to look up old posts. I'm still kind of uncofortable on my face with a little hive swelling under my eyes. Last night's reaction was an accident. There were no allergy note written on the package. The only thing was that there was "natural flavors," which I thought that if that included nuts, that it would have to claim that, but apparently not.
thanks again!

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 9:54pm
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

When my PA son was little, it was obvious that he was allergic to milk, although he tested negative.
Our allergist said he always believes symptoms, not tests. In the case of milk, he said the tests don't measure all the minor proteins, and that he was probably allergic to one or more of those. Maybe it's the same with you and nuts?
In any case, why are you putting yourself through this? It's obvious that your body doesn't like them. Believe your symptoms, not some test.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 10:25pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

When DS was first diagnosed as a toddler, the allergist didn't even bother to test. From my description of his reaction, she knew he was allergic to peanuts.
Our current allergist also said that the history of reaction means a lot. And that the tests are not always accurate, so you need to look at the history as well.
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Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:23pm
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Regarding how to find your posts, you can do a search for them by your name. Go to the search function and just search by name. They will come up by board and chronologically.
I made a post last January about testing negative to peanut. At this point I don't know whether to think I am allergic or not. I really don't. We avoid anyway because of DS.
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum24/HTML/000181.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum24/HTML/000181.html[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:36pm
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Thanks for the replies & how to look up old posts. I'm still kind of uncofortable on my face with a little hive swelling under my eyes. Last night's reaction was an accident. There were no allergy note written on the package. The only thing was that there was "natural flavors," which I thought that if that included nuts, that it would have to claim that, but apparently not.
thanks again!

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