ImmunoCap results are in!

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:46am
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What does it mean? Egg went down to 12.8. I guess it's good it's down, but still, it's and allergy. Peanut >.35. Neg. I guess. (but not according to the SPT a year ago.) Wheat was 0.44.

What does this mean? Does anyone else have a wheat allergy that has such a low number? Is it really an allergy? A year ago wheat was 0.54.

I just don't know if she really has a peanut or wheat allergy?

Now what? More SPT? What if that turns out like last time? Positive to peanut and neg to wheat?

Ughhh....

We haven't treated her as allergic to wheat but maybe that is the cause of her tummy aches and large number of b.m.'s?

Do you ever get the answers you want? (or need?)

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Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 11:00am
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Just bumping it up before it gets lost.
Anyone with ideas??
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Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 12:54pm
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hmmm, honestly(IMO) I would think you might want to talk with the allergist about possibly doign a food challenge. With the wheat being so low, have you ever given it to your child, or do you stictly avoid? My son is allergic to beef(his was a .45) it's low enouigh and he doesn't have any problems(no reaction, no tummy aches etc...) so I let him eat it now and then, like a hamburger on Mon, then maybe no beef again utnil Wed or Thur....)this hasn't been a problem so far. Now his chicken is a .87 though, so that I do keep out of his diet.
As for the peanut being negative, I would probably ask the allergist their view on challenging it. Maybe do a scratch test prior, if it is also negative, then possibly challenge. If it's positive, just continue to avoid and see what happens next year. She may never outgrow it, but it's worth keepign any eye on.
And I have to agree with the egg being so high, to avoid that...my sons last egg was a 4.96(sorry I keep compairing my sons results to your daughters, just tyring to base my opinion on that)...but he's had anaphylaxis so (IMO) I would continue to avoid that strictly.
But if you have questions liek this, call your doc and have him call you back. I just got the results mailed to us and I had to call for a consult. I wasn't sure about the beef and chicken, so he spoke with me more on what steps to take now. Good luck!!!
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:09pm
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Thanks. I will call the allergist today. She does eat wheat, but in retrospect, I'm wondering if we should at least be limiting it. I wonder if it might be the source of her tummy problems that we can't seem to get a handle on?
Yeah, egg she is very sensitive to. I'm not looking to add that back any time soon!
It's just very frustrating.
thanks again
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Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 1:04am
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I have noticed that DD lesser allergies will cause her minor problems when she is down for other reasons (asthma, eczma, colds...). When she is down, I limit what she eats until she feels better. Just my opinion, I try to give her whatever boost I can to prevent her from getting worse.
Not a Doc, just telling you what we do.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 3:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by KaraLH:
[b]Thanks. I will call the allergist today. She does eat wheat, but in retrospect, I'm wondering if we should at least be limiting it. I wonder if it might be the source of her tummy problems that we can't seem to get a handle on?
Yeah, egg she is very sensitive to. I'm not looking to add that back any time soon!
It's just very frustrating.
thanks again
[/b]
You know, my 4yr old suffered from bad tummy pain and was diagnosed with EE. It was a result of eating allergens, then his esophgus would become inflamed(right under his sternum(like in the middle of his chest area)...after his biopsy confirmed EE we did extensive scratch testing on him(about 40 foods) and beef and pork came back positive. Once I took those out of his diet(and he ate them almost daily) his pain went away. Beff was class 1 and pork almost class 3. But that may be what is happeneing with the wheat. Even though she isn't having straight forward reactions, it could be what is causing the pain in her tummy(like with my Carson...his diet is strictly controlled now, no allergens no matter how low the result was). HUGS
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 6:05am
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For anyone who keeps reading this: Another question.
Is there anyone out there who has not tested positive for peanut on blood test but has on SPT? Also, if that is true, has there been an anaphylatic rx?
Thanks

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 7:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by KaraLH:
[b]For anyone who keeps reading this: Another question.
Is there anyone out there who has not tested positive for peanut on blood test but has on SPT? Also, if that is true, has there been an anaphylatic rx?
Thanks[/b]
Kara(sorry I keep replying to this thread [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
My 4yr old is the opposite, he tested positive in the blood test recently(negative prior) but was negative in the scratch test. But due to his big brothers severity, the Allergist said to strictly avoid and treat him as if he is just as allergic as his brother....because he may not be highly allergic now, but he is probably headed there.
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, seeds(all-sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut(also avoiding legumes), trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:55am
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Hey Chanda! I don't care that you keep on replying! I like to hear other peoples experiences even though they are different than ours! It keeps things in perspective for me. Everybody's tests are so different that I keep on thinking, "don't let down my guard. If I do, I will probably regret it!"
Anyway, I appreciate anyones input.
Thanks
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Kara mom to 4, wife to 1
Elise 5- (eczema, NKA)
Mary 3- (egg, peanut, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, organge, avoiding: tree nuts, shellfish, most dairy, eczema)
Franklin 2- (eczema, NKA)
Cecelia 7mos-(NKA)

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 8:17am
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I had posted earlier this year that my blood tests showed a MUCH lower reaction to peanut (barely a "1" compared to a previous "4"). I was cautiously elated and nervously waited for my next appointment which would be a scratch test and possibly a food challenge. My scratch test showed a strong reaction to not only peanuts, but, other nuts as well. Throw in many varieties of fish, zucchini, celery (WHO is allergic to celery?!?) spices, cottonseed oil, goats milk, beans plus the environmental allegies we have always known about. If my husband were not in the room and saw the results with his own eyes, he would not have believed it.

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