My son is going to be 3 in April. When he was one and a

Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:11am
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My son is going to be 3 in April. When he was one and a half, we found out he was allergic to peanuts. At his last allergy appt, they did the newer allergy test to measure the specific IgE components to see which ones he was sensitive to, to help quantify how intense his allergy was. We found out the results yesterday, he responded to two of the five components. The H1 was .49 and H2 was 3.61. I understand that these two area the ones that are significant for more serious reactions. I thought I had come to terms with his allergy over the last year and a half, but I have to be honest, this new blood test has freaked me out and has me terrified again. Does this mean he would for sure be anaphylactic if he reacted? or does this say corresponding to the fact that he would be sensitive to a smaller amount?

I guess I am just looking for more information. I am scared to death by this new result. He has not had a reaction since we found out he was allergic, but this new test just has me scared to feed him anything again. I probably sound silly, but, I thought you guys would be able to offer some experience or other advice on your blood test results from this test etc.

Posted on: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:57am
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I did just find a chart that shows him as a low positive for the H1 and the lower end of the high positive for the H2. I guess the scale can go up to 100 or more.

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:18pm
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I'm right there with you. We also got the new test and he showed reaction for ara h2 only. His score was 7.10 which I guess is a class 3. I have way more fear now than ever. His last rast test went from .35 to 8.37. I fear feeding him things he's always had. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one feeling this way. He's also never had a reaction since the first one at 10mo, it was mild. He's 4 1/2 now and we're teaching him the rules of the allergy. People say it gets easier.... I have yet to feel this way. I always tell myself it could be worse, other parents have lost kids. I just have to keep peanuts/nuts from him and he'll be healthy and safe....no small job but we'll make it!

Posted on: Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:38am
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Thanks for writing Serah. At least I am not the only one who feels this way! I know I should be thankful, because you are right, there are people who have lost kids and people who have many more allergy issues or other health issues than what my son has..but sometimes it is hard not to be overwhelmed by it.
I also find it difficult b/c I don't feel like our families understand the vast importance of being vigilant about his allergy either. I find it difficult to trust others watching him b/c I don't know if they take it seriously or not.

Posted on: Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:59am
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Overwhelmed is a understatement! My son's allergy makes me crazy. I hate food, I hardly sleep, I rarely leave him and when I do, I can't wait to get home to him. I feel like he's not safe unless I'm right there with him. Our home is completely a peanut free zone. I get very nervous eating out or even being at the mall and preschools been put on hold, he may even be home schooled now that I know about the arah2. I kind of wish I had never done that test but at least I'm more prepared if there is a exposure.
I just read about some new patch therapy. I sure hope they find a cure for this soon. Until then I guess I have to learn to relax a bit and trust that I can teach him well enough to be safe. I have the same problem with most ppl around him. No one thinks outside the "this doesn't have peanuts in it!". Cross-contamination is the most stressful thing. I'm always calling companies, asking employees and I feel like a crazy lady. Sometimes it's a lonely place. It's nice to find a place online like this where others have the same stuff going on. I think talking about it helps. Take care!

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