Positive skin test / negative RAST ?

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 9:30am
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My son has been PA since december of 2003. He has seen the allergist regularly. He has been diagnosed with peanut, egg, and milk allergy. But the RAST said negative. Anyone else?

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 9:53am
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Never had a RAST test. My doc says that they are less reliable than the skin and intradermals. If your child has not had a reaction to them, then I would suggest food elimination. That is what my doc did for my DS with the mild allergies, not the PA/TNA/Soy.
You are supposed to eliminate the foods for a week and then reintroduce one of them for three days and have them eat a lot of it. If you do not see a reaction, then it was a false positive. They happen a lot!. If he does have reactions to these foods, then please do not have this done unless your doc does it for you.
My son tested positive for PA/TNA/Soy before he had mild or severe reactions. Then over a years time he became anaphylactic.
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Renee athma/EA
Quinton: PA/TNA/Soy/EA/Severe Asthma/whole egg/onion/cocoa bean/chicken/turkey/string beans/potato
Mykiaja: EA/asthma
Taylor: EA/asthma

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