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Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 7:15am
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All allergy tests also confirmed that my son is not allergic to any tree nuts. Since he is only 2, I don't want to give him tree nuts b/c his immune system is not fully developed and exposure could and does cause new allergies. That is only my comfort level, but you have to do what you feel is right for your child.

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 8:23am
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Another consideration with tree nuts is that they are a choking hazard for young children. Honey nut cheerios would be ok in that respect, but please don't give a toddler walnuts until much older.

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 1:28pm
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Thank you everyone. I appreciate all your comments and help. Since we found out our son was allergic 2 weeks ago it has been quite hectic.
It is a little confusing. Why do some paediatricians say it is OK to have peanut butter after 1 years of age if their immune systems are not fully developed? We love our paediatrician, but I am confused.
Not to worry, I realize walnuts are a choking hazard. This is my second child (another boy who is 4 1/2) and I don't think he has ever had whole walnuts. I think the doctor wanted us to give him a tiny piece of walnut when he has more teeth, wait 15 minutes to see if there is a reaction and give him a tiny piece more, etc.
Sharon

Posted on: Thu, 06/08/2006 - 10:49pm
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Results change because... no rhyme/reason IMO.
They change with no exposure.. they change with exposure...
If lst testing was 1 yr ago, then testing could be beneficial... If under a yr... things dont change THAT much AFAIK.
HTH!
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Posted on: Fri, 06/09/2006 - 11:34am
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My DS's Allergist told us he will test our son again before he starts school. Even if the Dr. didn't recommend it I would test before school starts. You will feel so much better having the test done again.
Maria

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 6:41am
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I'd get a new allergist! I'm currently looking for a new one.
The last time we did a blood test, they tested for milk, peanut, soy, whey, casin, and lacto globulin. We got the results back in 2-3 days. Our regular ped. ordered the tests for us because the allergist whined about it.
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Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 7:11am
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My son had the blood RAST test and they tested for several tree nuts, peanuts, outdoor allergins, dogs, cats.... so they can test for several things at one time. Good luck

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 7:50am
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I don't understand why the doctors don't want to test until they have known exposure. Why are pregnant and nursing mom's being cautioned to avoid eating highly allergic foods? Isn't it because it exposes the unborn or newborn babies to these foods? My son tested positive to foods at 5 mos of age. His only exposure to any of the foods he is allergic to was through breastmilk, and logically, pregnancy.
If a child was breastfed and mom did not eliminate the foods from her diet, I'd argue that there has been exposure for that child. How else would young, breastfed children like mine have positive results for the RAST tests and resolved symptoms when the foods were removed from mom's diet?
Just a thought...no medical background...might not be applicable to bottlefed babies...just wanted to throw it out there.

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 8:13am
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Sorry, I ended before I answered your questions. I was just frustrated with your allergist's response because it was similar to my allergist. It seems like they would rather treat symptoms instead of being proactive and prevent symptoms in the first place.
We are fortunate enough to be in an HMO and so do not know the actual costs of the tests. We pay our co-pay and then have as many things tested for from one blood draw. Our pediatrician tested for cat dander, dog dander and dust mites via blood. So I know those can be tested in that way. I have no idea of their accuracy. It only took a few days for the doctor to get the results from the lab. Then a few more days for dr. to contact me. Hope this helps a little!
Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 11:08am
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My daughter just had her third annual blood work completed. The list is about 20 food items plus latex. Our allergist also seems to hold back when I ask to add items to the list.
This year, I asked to add fish and shellfish just to see if she developed an allergy through any cross contamination. He kind of shrugged about it, but I am a bit persistent.
Last year, I added latex and sure enough it came back positive.
One of the drawbacks to a longer list is that they need to draw more than one tube of blood. They drew 4 tubes of blood to test for the items on her list. Not that big of a deal, just takes an extra 30 seconds or so to sit still.
If your insurance covers it, I wouldn't think twice about requesting to have the items tested that you want. It is much easier than skin pricks!!!

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