skin testing- not great results

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 2:36am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

went into day for retesting. ds hasnt been tested since he was around 16 or so months. He just turned 4. anyway he was tested for milk and peanut and I was really hoping he had outgrown atleast milk but both came back very positive. as did cat. I dont know how the test is interpreted but his welt for peanut was marked as 20/50 with satelittes and milk as 7/24 with satellites. His control was 6/40. cat was in between. She remarked that he probably wont outgrow the peanut. I had allowed myself to believe he might would have out grown since his test when a baby was only a class 2 RAST and he has had no reactions since that time. I know it could be alot worse.

James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 2:44am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

So sorry to hear that. Boy, do I hear you about the milk! Dd is 11 1/2, still has not outgrown it. Our diet is so limited.

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 5:56am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Sorry for the not so positive results. Can I ask you what a sattelite is or what those number mean?

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 8:15am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

the first number is the size of the wheal in mm. the second number is the size of the red area in mm. satalite means little bumps all around it, which i guess is a sign of a strong reaction.
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Thu, 01/25/2007 - 11:25am
SallyL's picture
Joined: 02/20/2006 - 09:00

Sorry to hear of the results. Your post sounds exactly like how I felt when my DD was tested this summer. I was really hoping (and expecting) that she'd outgrow it, especially since her original results weren't that high. But there were those wheals!

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2007 - 12:35am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Sorry about the results.
Life goes on with avoiding milk and peanut.
You know the drill. We do too.
Our diet is fine, limited. But fine.
[b]* Beyond Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Fri, 01/26/2007 - 1:09am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

Yesterday I was disappointed.. today we are back to normal. My 5 year old was the most disappointed.. I think he had visions of jars of pb all over the house. Since he is not allergic he thinks he is missing something grand. [img][/img]
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

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