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Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 1:06am
awomick's picture
Joined: 05/16/2002 - 09:00

She did not order a RAST until 6 months after his diagnosis. We had dicontinued peanut products several months prior to testing. So by the time the one and only RAST was done, he had not had any in almost a year. So she and I believe he may have already been outgrowing it by the time the RAST was done. It was not zero, just below a certain number and therefore considered a"negative". Who know what it would hve been if at the time of diagnosis? She definitly feels he was allergic as documented by his reactio9ns and 2 positive sp tests, and the RAST not being 0.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 2:28am
Nutforce's picture
Joined: 06/02/2005 - 09:00

This is interesting. I think you had written a few years ago that he had eaten peanut butter for quite some time and then he had a reaction one day. Then you stopped giving him peanut products, the RAST was negative, but the skin prick was 4+. And now he has outgrown it. That's very fortunate. You must be very relieved. I would be.
Do you know the details of the history of the other child you mentioned?
Seven months after my son ate a peanut and he had an anaphylactic reaction, his RAST is over 100. It doesn't look like he will outgrow it.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 3:48am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

How great for you! Your details are so very encouraging to me, and our particular situation!
Our dd ate PB for a couple of months, and had itching, the flushing, and the last time, it was more dramatic. That was the time I was *sure* the PB was a problem. Prior to that I was wondering why she was always rubbing her eyes when she ate it(messy, sticky, then maybe got in her eyes). The last time it was after a bvite, and before she swallowed, even. The rubbing and seemd a bit congested and cheeks got very flushed. I got very nervous and cleaned her up and she was really fine within 3 mins and never got worse.
Numbers 10.14 initially, and down to 1.14 following year.
She is 6 and we are in a holding pattern. Well, I do not know her last numbers. I was told "still allergic" and have been afraid to ask! No asthma.
You really renew my hope! becca

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 4:41am
awomick's picture
Joined: 05/16/2002 - 09:00

It was not so much that one day he reacted as much as it was a long time before we realized what was happening. He *did* eat PB for several months, however he also was having chrinic diarrea that we could not figure out. It was not until after the diagnosis that we connected the dots and realized that all the stange hives, flushed cheeks, etc. we a reaction. Ignorance on our part, but we know better now! He actually was reacting for several months before we put 2 and 2 together.

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 4:45am
awomick's picture
Joined: 05/16/2002 - 09:00

Nutforce, Sorry! I forgot to answer your other question. He also ate pb and then one day reacted to a granola bar. It was mainly hives and stomach pain I think. He was tested and was a 4+. I have no idea about RAST scores or if one was actually done. They retested him a few years later and it was negative so the challenege him and he was o-kay. Sorry I don't know more!
Becca, I am glad it give you hope! That is why I posted. Good Luck! BTW, are you in Greenville? I think we have met!

Posted on: Fri, 02/03/2006 - 8:52am
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Joined: 10/31/2001 - 09:00

Thats great news!
My son was 22 months when he had a reaction to pb and his rast has gone up since then. He is 8 now. I still hope but not very likely.
It is so great that you got good news!
[This message has been edited by patsmommy (edited February 03, 2006).]


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