CAPRAST Results and New Allergy

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 2:56am
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My daughter's 3rd annual results came back and she tested positive for codfish!!! We never have any fish or seafood in the house since it is considered a top allergen. I personally do not eat any fish or seafood because I've never liked it. She never eats at restaurants and I only use major brands that are safe.

She had a .37 for codfish. Could this be a "false" positive or was she probably exposed somehow somewhere? I am completely confused.

And to make matters worse, her peanut went from a 3 to a 13 and her egg went from a 6 to a 31. I'm still waiting for IBT's results which show levels under .35.

She did have an accidental egg exposure in December so maybe her egg score shot up from that exposure...not sure.

I am devastated!!!!!!!!!! I went into this having too much hope since her score for peanut last year showed a 29% improvement.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 3:17am
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Sorry to hear about the scores.
But your child is the same child as the day before.
extra hugs all around... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Now: How old is she?
1) Before you answer, Ill say the scores go 'up' before they go 'down', and continue to rise til age 5 (and I may update that for age 6 when Caitlin goes in June...)
2) Just because she doesnt ingest fish, doesnt mean she cant be allergic. [I] truly believe you CAN test positive and BE allergic to something never eaten. Really.
False positive? Sure, it could be. But I dont know her age... and you weren't PLANNING on fish trial anytime soon, were you?
We tested Caitlin for shellfishies/fish last yr.. dont knowwhy. We're not planning to intro it anytime soon.
HTH!
Jason
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Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 3:41am
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Thanks for your response. My daughter is turning 3 this week and was diagnosed with peanut, egg and walnut at 12 months. Then we added latex last year at age 2 after she reacted from a band-aid. Walnut and latex were less than .35 last year and it appears the same this year since they weren't positive from the first lab.
My sister just sent me a link that says codfish oil can be present in milk if it is fortified with Viatamin D and vitamin supplements can contain it as well. She's been trying the L'il Critters Gummy Vites which says on the bottle that they are free of virtually all the major allergens, but it doesn't say anything about fish or shellfish. I need to call them...

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:07am
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FWIW, My daughter tested low positive to cod and tuna (negative to shellfish) from the ages of 3 - 5. We introduced tuna into her diet (at her allergists suggestion) at the age of 5 and a RAST of 1.4 Ku/L. She did not react, and she loves it.
I wouldn't worry about a score that low at this point. You really shouldn't introduce it at 3 anyway, and it is a low enough score that it may not be an issue by the time she is old enough to introduce it.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:10am
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Do you by chance use Desitin or any kind of lotion on her? Desitin has Cod Liver Oil in it (I think, I know it has *some* kind of fish oil) and the kinda of Avon lotion I use has orange roughy oil. Perhaps that's how she was exposed?

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 5:06am
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Starlight - YES we used Desitin almost exclusively and still do when she is a little irritated down there. It would have taken me a while to figure that one out! Thank you...I will be throwing this out. And I will be studying labels on all creams and moisturizers. I guess I'll be calling more manufacturers!
LuvMyKids...I'm so happy to hear your child can safely eat tuna even with a positive test result. It gives me a little hope.
By the way, my doctor just called me back and her latex and walnut levels went to undetectible levels (under .10) which is the only good thing I've heard today. But, Brazil Nut showed up with a .15 score. Crazy.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 5:53am
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Fish in milk???
C'mon now.
Really?
I dont believe that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
OK then. If DW ingested milk (which she did) was BF'ing Caitlin, then yeah, maybe she DID get fishies ingested...
Skim Milk? Whole Milk?
Any difference. DW only drank skim milk.
OK. she probably bought something with 'milk' in it. No guarantee THAT was skim milk...
Jason
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Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 6:06am
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COD LIVER OIL: Fish Liver Oil. Fish Livers. Used in Lubricating creams and lotions, vitamins and supplements. In milk fortified with Vitamin D. Alternatives: vegetable oils, yeast extract ergosterol, sunshine.
[url="http://www.veganwolf.com/animal_ingredients.htm"]http://www.veganwolf.com/animal_ingredients.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.peta.org/MC/factsheet_display.asp?ID=72"]http://www.peta.org/MC/factsheet_display.asp?ID=72[/url] (under fish oil)

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 6:27am
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No. Please don't make me READ those links.
Please.
I take your word for it.
That just frightens me.
Fish in milk??? is there an allergen statement on it, IRT FALCPA? (really, SHOULD there be???)
Hmm....
Jason
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Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 7:36am
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Okay, the fish oil in milk thing is a little freaky.
Glad I could help on the Desitin though. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] You may want to ask your doctor about it, because if Desitin actually contains the cod liver protein and your child doesn't react to it, it *might* be a false positive (but don't take my word on it since I'm not a doctor).

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 3:17am
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Sorry to hear about the scores.
But your child is the same child as the day before.
extra hugs all around... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Now: How old is she?
1) Before you answer, Ill say the scores go 'up' before they go 'down', and continue to rise til age 5 (and I may update that for age 6 when Caitlin goes in June...)
2) Just because she doesnt ingest fish, doesnt mean she cant be allergic. [I] truly believe you CAN test positive and BE allergic to something never eaten. Really.
False positive? Sure, it could be. But I dont know her age... and you weren't PLANNING on fish trial anytime soon, were you?
We tested Caitlin for shellfishies/fish last yr.. dont knowwhy. We're not planning to intro it anytime soon.
HTH!
Jason
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[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

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