Skin prick test for peanut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 3:05am
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I would like to get all infor for this test,and personal exp.,
welt size,#,reactions,word of advice,IMHO,IMPO.[b]anything please!![/b]

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Synthia

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 4:15am
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you talk about comfy zones... and how mine is REAL lax...
However, this aint in my comfy zone [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Not even in the same zip code...
Given family history, and the rast (though most nuts have yet to be introduced to Caitlin, damn those pistaccios) being + to most, I wouldnt look to the SPT for nya consolation, kwim?
When the rast says '0', THEN I think about SPT, but really... at that point... She'd be over 21 and already know that shes still allergic to peanuts [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm no help on this... But that small protein going into the skin, well, that just seems like bad news to me...
Jason

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 4:20am
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jtolpin,
Thank you for your reply,I have a lot to learn on this SPT in a short period of time!!!!!!!
Anybody else,[b]please![/b]
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 4:47am
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In dd's case I found the SPT terribly innacurate. It seemed like a lot of discomfort (for dd) and inconvenience for nothing. The doc didn't test for any nuts (peanuts or TN) because of the severity of reactions that dd had already experienced. I just wouldn't want to risk having a reaction. JMPO :-)

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 4:49am
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synthia I go with Jason on this one. Our allergist said no way would he do a skin test on ds for food allergies bc its too dangerous given his reactions and rast test scores. I agree with him and will not get one done. I am going to request another blood test bc it has been 4 years since his last one. Just want to see what the egg allergy is doing. It was a class 5 four years ago.
Now we did get a skin test for enviro allergies. If that will help I will explain. Just let me know ok [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 5:15am
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Scared Nutless,ALLERGYMOM
Thank you very much for your replys.
The minute I found out that the doc's wanted to skin prick dd,I begin to panic,cold sweat,
stomach ache,and so on.
It will be delutated to 1/1million.
They are ready incase she goes in to anaphylic shock,I am still shaking.
I am going to leave the board till mon.night will ck back then,I [b] have to get a grip on this[/b]Sorry for the spelling erors,I got to go!
[b]God ,give me strengh to get thur this,and send dd a angel,please!![/b] I going to cry.
Thank you everyone!!!!!!!!
Talk soon
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 5:37am
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Is this SPT happenning today? (Friday?)
Goodness! Good luck!!
Jason

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 6:54am
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Hi Synthia,
I have had at least 2 skin tests for peanut (many years ago). In addition to peanut, I was also tested for tree and grass pollen, tree nuts, etc.
The peanut scratch test was fine... it was just a little scratch on my skin and he put a drop of the peanut serum on it.. he watched closely.. once he saw the redness appearing, he wiped off the serum.
I had a small red reaction at the site, but nothing bad (like a small mosquito bite? but not itchy at all for me).
So my experience was not bad. I haven't had any skin tests lately as there is no point, as I know I am allergic to peanuts. My memory may not be that great, but I believe my two skin tests weere at the age of about 12 and 20.
Good luck.. I think everything should go fine and I hope hearing it went find for me helps to re-assure you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
edited to add:
why did I have the skin tests? well, I had never been officially tested for peanuts so it was good to see if I was still allergic as maybe I had outgrown it
in my mid 20s I knew I definitely had not outgrown it as a new restaurant chain called Montanas opened up and everyone in the bar ate peanuts and I had airborne reactions in the dining room (Montanas no longer serves peanuts in the bar)
[This message has been edited by erik (edited June 25, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 7:03am
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Synthia~ we found out about my dd's PA when she was 17mo (she's now 23mo) the hard way....the trip to the ER.....the whole ana-reaction. We did have the scratch test done on her and although it was nerve racking so is most everything about the PA. We choose not to have the RAST testing done because of how unreliable (in my opinion & the allergist) the results can be. I hope emotionally you are able to handle the test and get some answers. Let us know how it goes!
Hugs~Cindy

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 12:05pm
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Adam was at the allergist on Tuesday--a new allergist as our previous one has been ill and not seeing patients. The "new" allergist is, I believe, well respected with regard to PA in the Toronto area (as was the previous).
Both allergists perform SPT first. Their rationale is either allergic or not, a positive SPT means allergic, no real need to do the immunocap. They would proceed to immunocap testing only if the SPT was borderline positive, or to monitor levels over time. Adam had an immunocap done last year--11.2. As this SPT was positive, he will not have an immunocap until next year.
As with Erik, both cleaned the site of the SPT with alcohol to slow down/stop the reaction from continuing. A cortisone type cream was applied immediately after. Adam became very itchy immediately at the test site. There were no other side effects.
Both allergists were similar in their approach to testing for the allergy.
Adam is 8 1/2 years old, diagnosed at 10 months (vomitting, hives)when he had a piece of crust from toast that had PB on it--a piece that I had made "sure" had no PB on it.
He has had no anaphylactic reactions since that time, although a few instances of hives.

Posted on: Tue, 06/29/2004 - 12:37am
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jtolpin,Is this SPT happenning today? (Friday?)[b] No[/b] I well let everyone know how she did after the test.
erik,Mom2Sariah,Adam's Mom,
Thank you very much for your replys.
After taking a [b]break[/b] and banging head against the wall [img]http://www.echinopsis.com/smilies/33.gif[/img] I have a huge [b] grip[/b] on this issue!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your support!
Love this site
Synthia

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