safety of skin testing

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:11am
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Hi All,
What are your opinions on the safety of skin testing for a pa child who is known anaphylactic?
Thanks for any information

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:32am
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For a child with a KNOWN food allergy, I don't think it is a good idea to do a skin test- what is the point?
I believe the most acceptable thing is the Cap Rast blood test- they just take a blood sample and run all the numbers and you do not subject your child to a reaction from doing a skin test!

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 6:35am
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Our allergist wont do skin testing for MFA ds bc he is ana. He said its to dangerous. We had rast testing.
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Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 9:57pm
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My son had gotten skin tested for peanut. It was not a good expierience. He had a reaction in the dr's office. He had hives and swelling, etc. This was with a peanut sample watered down to 1/100th strength. We had caprast done to check other nuts after this.
Kerry

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 10:39pm
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Our allergist won't do skin test if the patient has had an ana. reaction before.
I wouldn't let them even if they wanted to, it just wouldn't be worth the risk.
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Trevor age 2 -PA
Harmony age 1 -KNA
It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004

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