How many when PA + were tested for tree nuts too?

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 4:45am
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Hi
If there is already a thread on this please let me know because I can't find it.
My question is that both of the allergists that I have been to said because my DD is PA keep her away from all nuts which I absolutely do. She has only been skin tested for soy, peanuts, cats, dogs, some pollen, oaks, mold, roaches, mites but never other nuts and never RAST tested. Have all of you had your PA tested for nuts and had a RAST test done too?????

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 5:09am
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My ds was skin tested at around 18 months old for peanuts and 8 other nuts and also sesame. He only tested positive to peanut. We have not had any blood work done on him for his allergies.
His allergist at the time said even though he tested negative to the other nuts that we should keep him away from them due to cross-contamination for peanuts.
My ds has only had one reaction (at 17 months, had a bite of peanut butter, lower lip swelled and had about 15 hives around his mouth) and has not had a reaction since--he'll be 5 in November.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 5:17am
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I never had a rast test.. I only have had skin tests.
I am only PA... I was tested for TNA but the skin tests were negative. I ate tree nuts all my life and never developed allergies to any of them.
However, to be safe I have stopped eating tree nuts on a regular basis now due to the risk of cross contamination with peanuts.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 5:37am
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Both my daughters are peanut and nut allergic. We only RAST tested for things too obscure to have a scratch test readily available, such as bell peppers.
Kay

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 5:49am
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My ds was skin tested for peanuts and treenuts he only came back positive to peanuts but we also got told to stay away from all nuts.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 6:26am
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When my DD was tested for her peanut allergy, she was also tested for many other common food allergies (since she had also had one other allergic reaction and we didn't know what caused it). The tests came back positive for peanuts and egg whites (although as it turned out, it was just a minor allergy to uncooked egg whites, and she eventually outgrew even that), as well as a slight positive for strawberries and raspberries. She did not test positive for tree nut allergies and we don't keep her away from them specifically unless there are concerns about cross contamination. But of her own accord, she spits out any nuts she runs across--she'll eat almond Hershey's kisses, suck away the chocolate and spit out the almond inside!
Sarah

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 9:05am
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DD's first RAST was for what the doc called "common foods". I recall that it tested milk, egg, peanuts and a few other things. The "nut" RAST was for pecan, almond, coconut (I know it it not really a nut, but it was on this test), etc... The latest RAST was for all of the nuts I asked for - hazelnut, brazil etc...as well as retesting the existing allergies.
DD has never had a skin test for either peanuts or tree nuts, but is allergic (and has reacted) to both.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 9:34am
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My 3yr-old ds was skin tested for peanuts and tree nuts, and we've never had a RAST test done. The pediatrician didn't even suggest it. He reacted strongly to peanuts, and we were told to start carrying an Epi-pen (Jr.) etc., but he didn't say anything about avoiding other nuts, although we learned the hard way (up all night with a mucusy, vomiting, hivey toddler) of the dangers of cross-contamination. Needless to say, Wade hasn't eaten any chocolate, with any kind of nut in it, since. Which sucks, because he's so cute at saying "Cwhoclate".

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 10:02am
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My ds had skin tests and RAST for peanuts, no testing at all for tree nuts. We will see a new allergist this month and discuss it with him. I would like to have him tested just so we know.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 10:11am
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My daughter has been skin tested for peanuts many times and was been skin tested 2 years ago for mixed tree nuts (positive) then last year she was skin tested again for mixed tree nuts and it was negative so they skin tested her again for 10 individual tree nuts - negative. She has never eaten tree nuts so the first testing was her first exposure. We avoid peanuts and tree nuts just the same.

Posted on: Mon, 05/12/2003 - 9:53pm
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DD was tested for peanuts and the other most common allergens. We were told to avoid all nuts and sesame seeds just in case.
This actually makes it much easier. No offense - but I don't really trust anyone to judge which nuts are safe and explaining that peanuts are not actually nuts...

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