questions about testing

Posted on: Fri, 12/29/2000 - 8:46am
TammyF's picture
Joined: 12/29/2000 - 09:00

My 20 mo. old had her first skin test two days ago. Peanut was a 4+, egg 3+, milk 3+ and soy 1+. She has very sensitive skin (only mild eczema now) and we already knew she was allergic to milk and soy. She has never had eggs or peanuts (that I know of!). My question is - Can a child with eczema test positive with S.T. but not really be allergic? When she was younger I thought she was allergic to wheat, because she would get hives on her face from the cracker crumbs. The allergist said there was no point in doing S.T. for wheat because it would be positive. He told me to just give her a small cracker every now and then and see how she does. She was not allergic to wheat at all and now she doesn't even get hives from the crumbs. The allergist didn't suggest a RAST test for peanut. Should we have that done? He also didn't suggest that we have her S.T. any time soon for the other nuts. Is this something that should be done now as well? Also, one more question - Does all Chic-Fil-A's use peanut oil? My daughter has eaten there before without any problems. Is that good?



Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2001 - 1:44pm
ConcernedMom's picture
Joined: 01/31/2001 - 09:00

With regards to your wondering if your daughter has eaten peanut oil would that mean she is not allergic to peanuts, the answer is not necessarily. Our allergist told us that certain peanut oil would be OK for our daughter, even though she is allergic to peanuts. I would have your daughter tested just to be safe!

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