safety of skin testing

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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

On Jun 3, 2004

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!

On Jun 3, 2004

Our allergist wont do skin testing for MFA ds bc he is ana. He said its to dangerous. We had rast testing.

------------------ Have A Great Day

On Jun 7, 2004

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.


On Jun 7, 2004

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.

------------------ Tina Trevor age 2 -PA Harmony age 1 -KNA It's a BOY!!! due June 24, 2004