how often do you see allergist?

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 12:39am
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a previous post of mine asking for Doctor recommendations, got me thinking..

How often do you take your PA children to see the allergist??

Once a year? after any suspected reaction, no matter how mild, etc..??

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:07am
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In theory? Quarterly unless we are having trouble with symptoms... we see a board-certified allergist. This is what is recommended by the AAAIA guidelines, I think.
It's actually about three times a year since we "stretch" it a little if we are controlling things well.
(The reality is that we see him a good deal more frequently than this because DD gets allergy shots and [i]frequently[/i] has systemic problems with them-- to the point that they want us to only come on days when he is physically present in the office...)

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:28am
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every 4 months.... they are monitoring Michael for asthma.. so we go often for that.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:42am
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Usually once a year and we check the cap rast when we go. I will go in more often if we are having any problems(new or old, my 1yr old has gone twice this year, my 3yr old 3 times) but if things are going as usual, just once a year.
EDIT...as for if we go after reactions...if we are having a string of them, then yes, if just a few here and there, no(make notes or takes pics to show at the yearly check up visit). My older two, are pretty set with what they are allergic too, and it is pretty controlled(few things pop up now and then, their asthma is under control as well) but my younger ones, we are still learning of new stuff popping up, that's why they go more often.
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:43am
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We go every 6 months...sooner if necessary. We also monitor for asthma and do med rechecks at that time.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 2:53am
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Wow! You can get by with so few visits!
We have scheduled appointments for at least every 3 months, sometimes every 2 months. DD's PA is the least of our concerns though....we mention it as an afterthought generally. Her environmental allergies are so severe that we go so frequently to try to get everything under control. Plus we're in the office 2 times each week for allergy shots.
We have our mail sent there and our phone calls forwarded to the allergists office! LOL!
Patty
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Patty
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Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees
Julia (9/04) asthma and allergic to tree nuts (no testing, just reactions) (tests + to eggs, no reaction)

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 3:06am
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We go yearly to do Caprast and consider further skin testing. I do call with questions relating to reactions, school, etc. When my child is sick we see the pediatrican.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 5:32am
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To allergist---once every 2 years for immunocap.

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 5:44am
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Rarely. I mean why go if there is not a reason. Would you change anything if the unreliable test came back negative? There is not "cure" for this allergy yet and my pediatrician (daughter is TNA for 25 yrs) said that it really doesn't need to be done.
PP

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 6:34am
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I think it also depends on age too, the older they are, the less they *probably* need to go(unless asthma is flairing up, or allergy symptoms getting worse). For my younger ones, they are still getting *new* allergies (Carson just became positive to the beef and pork this summer...but we only had an extensive test because he suffers from EE, or I probably would have never known, and Savannah just became allergic to eggs, so they need to go more often, my odlest has only gone once in 8 years!).....anyways, it differs for everyone, as usual!!! There is no right or wrong answer, you know when you need to go and when you don't! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 9:07am
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My dd sees her allergist every two years. Her allergist will never do the spt for peanut again but we do check to see if anything new pops up like it can some years. She also gets the RAST test done every two years as well.

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