Anaphalaxis with skin test

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2011 - 7:36am
jennifer41's picture
Joined: 03/17/2011 - 07:07

My daughter has her first appointment with the allergist next week. I am fully expecting him to do the ful battery of skin tests. My pediatrician mentioned that some people have anaphalactic reactions to the peanut skin test. Has anyone heard of this? How common is it? I am totally freaked out now.

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:13am
cmvervais's picture
Joined: 03/09/2010 - 16:21

I think it's possible, but I haven't heard that it happens often. My daughter is extremely allergic to peanut, and she got a big stripe of hives across her back from the skin test, but no anaphylaxis. You are in the best possible place if she did react, because obviously they can treat it right there. I'd suggest talking about your concerns with the allergist before the skin test.

Posted on: Mon, 03/21/2011 - 1:03pm
jennifer41's picture
Joined: 03/17/2011 - 07:07

Thanks for your input. I will definately speak to the allergist.

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:39am
cayislame's picture
Joined: 02/01/2011 - 15:49

I hope everything goes well with your daughter.

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 1:21pm
jennifer41's picture
Joined: 03/17/2011 - 07:07

Thanks! We are getting the blood test first. If the blood test comes back really high, I will probably opt out of the skin test, regardless of what the allergist says.

Posted on: Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:13am
Gus Mommy's picture
Joined: 06/12/2010 - 07:46

My son is severly allegic and he did starting coughing during the last full panel and was given benydrel as soon as the test was done. But when they only do a food plan he's ok. They still give him benydrel after. He as severe environmental allergies too so this is way a full panel with the peanut test is hard. But I love love his allergist and full trust his choices. In fact he has refused my request for a food challenge. Hopefully you will have a great allergist as well. Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 05/04/2011 - 4:13am
Samantha418's picture
Joined: 04/11/2011 - 12:44

It does happen, and my doctor will not do any peanut skin tests on me because of the severity of my allergy. Blood tests are a safer way to go!

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