Food Challenge Results

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2002 - 6:34am
5boysrus's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

pFirst of all, thank you to all of you for all the support through this process for my 14 year old son. Breif summary of his history is positive (4+) skin test and negative RAST test with mild symptoms of itchy mouth and chest tightness. Finally after 3 years pedi referred him to allergist who re-did his skin test (STILL 4+) and today we did the PEANUT food challenge. Josh did great. He had his mild itchy mouth and chest tightness BUT NO change in his breathing inhale/exhale at all on a breathing test they did both before and after consuming peanuts. The allergist examined him carefully throughout the tests. First he ate 1 peanut and was observed for 30 minutes. Then he ate 4 peanuts and was observed for 1 hour. The allergist feels that his mild symptoms are related to a cross allergy (josh is allergic to alot of things) and that he is not allergic to peanut. Thank you everyone , here for supporting us through all of this. I am so glad that I have learned so much about this allergy too because I work part -time in a preschool situation (I'm a PT) and the staff dont' seem to know alot about peanut allergy. So I have the opportunity to share the important facts with them. I know some were waiting to hear about this food challenge so wanted to let you know./p

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2002 - 8:22am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

Congratulations on the negative tests!! Wow---with 5 boys the last thing you need is PA. I get tired just looking at your username. Take care.

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2002 - 8:49am
5boysrus's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Thank you---they are great but tiring! I don't know where they get all that energy. They are 14,12,9,7 and 2.

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2002 - 10:28am
Lisa V's picture
Joined: 03/12/2002 - 09:00

That's such great news! Congratulations.

Posted on: Thu, 08/22/2002 - 10:41am
kcmom's picture
Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

I am just so happy for you!! [img][/img] These are the times I wish I knew where people lived so I could come give you a hug! Congrats! Take care and best wishes!!!

Posted on: Fri, 08/23/2002 - 4:38am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Great news. Thanks for posting back! One less thing to worry about for you! becca

Posted on: Tue, 08/27/2002 - 9:42am
5boysrus's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Thank you everyone! I am so glad of all I learned here.

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