Hi! Just joined the site. Am a little confused about my son's Immunocap test score.

Posted on: Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:41pm
norell9's picture
Joined: 01/04/2011 - 19:18

I'm mom to a 6yr old boy with peanut allergy. He had a reaction at 1yr when he broke out in hives. The blood test showed he was allergic but moderate. Last year his test score was 26 or level 4(High) and this year we jumped to 100+ or level 6(Extreme). We avoid peanuts but has had a few times where he had it in his mouth and spit it out. Most the times he has not had any reactions. The last time he threw up, puffy eyes and voice was funny. I'm a little confused because his number was so high and yet he doesn't have severe reactions. Don't get me wrong I'm glad we haven't had but just confused by the numbers I guess. Can anyone explain a little bit to me?

Posted on: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 8:34am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I get confused as well with the numbers. Are these numbers for blood rast or scratch test? It is my understanding that the " numbers" don't mean much. You can be test mildly allergic and have a bad reaction and test high and have mild reactions.
The reaction that you discribe that your child threw up and eye swelled in addition to voice sounding funny is a pretty serious reaction. His throat could have been closing that is why the voice changed. My Dr gave us an "action" plan to use so we can judge a reaction better. You might want to talk to your Dr about that. I would have used the epi for that kind of reaction. That is anaphylaxsis. Any reaction that involves 2 systems is a serious reaction.
Good Luck

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