Maybe False positive

Posted on: Sun, 08/17/2003 - 9:47am
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Last september my almost 3 year old was cap rasted for peanuts ,he scored a 3.81 ,as far as I know he has never had a reaction he actually went to the allergist for other reasons and he wanted to food test him ,he also has been going to preschool since he was 18 months and continues to go now wouldn't you think that if this was a real allergy there would be some sign by now, he will be 4 in november so the allergist says he is allergic but in his entire 4 years of life there has not been a reaction. What do you think maybe false positive?

Posted on: Sun, 08/17/2003 - 11:14am
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Has he ever ingested peanut products? I am not suggesting you give him any, but it is really the only way to know. I do not know of any stats on false positives, but must be hard to evaluate. You could retest in a couple of years and see if it changes and consider a challenge or if it was a fluke that the number was positive.
However, my dd has been in several situations with alot of PB sandwiches around, or a messy child with PB on hands and face, and had no reaction. Not all are so sensetive without ingestion. Problem is you never know when they might become more sensetive. becca

Posted on: Sun, 08/17/2003 - 11:32am
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Becca,
I have never given him anything with peanuts that I am aware of. He will be going to a different and hopefully more helpful allergist on Tuesday.

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2003 - 1:24pm
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Just out of curiosity, was your child skin tested as well as the cap rast? Please let us know what the new allergist says.

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2003 - 10:45pm
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Micky,
No he was not skin tested ,only rast tested.

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