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Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 12:02pm
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In response to what Dr. Wood had recommended,
I have a 6 y.o. PA son and another son who is about to turn 2. We are avoiding all nuts, sesame seeds and seafood with our 2 year old. Dr. Wood skin tested him at 6 months, 12 months and about 2 weeks ago. That was his idea so I'm not sure why he gave another person such different information. He told me that there can be false positives in which case, you just draw a RAST test. However, if you do a skin test and it's negative, it is a true negative. Fortunately, he is negative for everything so far. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 03/30/2004 - 12:27pm
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Our allergist told me at our youngest Dds age (18 months) we would not get a reliable test- I guess unless she is allergic and then some reaction would happen!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
We're avoiding peanut, tn, and fish/shellfish until 6 (her idea- pediatrician thinks that is insane).
paula

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 12:15pm
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My 4 year old is the PA/TNA. His sister just turned 2 and we've just introduced egg. Our allergiest has said to wait to test her until 3 unless she is going to pre-school (which she is next fall). Even though our pre-school is very very good, it would be strange to say we don't know if she is or isn't allergic and to treat her if she is...I feel like I would have to know. We'll probably make an appt. soon and I'll add anything else our allergist tells us.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 3:21pm
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Thanks everyone for your responses!
Soapyjo, why did you wait until 2 to introduce egg? I was told by my allergist to not give peanut/nut/fish or shellfish to my 1 year old just in case.
I have already given her egg with no problems. Do I have to worry about it becoming one later on?
Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 8:16pm
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MY Chris is 17 and has been allergic all of his life. By not having any PB products in the house it has always been safe for all of my kids. My dd accidentally got pb when she was with my brother. He called panicking and I ran to his house.
I told him to watch her and I would be there because he was closest to the hospital if we should need it. She was fine and loved the PB. Please understand my brother is very good with my PB son. This was just a stupid accident.
My now 6 year old we had tested before kindergarden just because i wanted it in writing. He had never had PB because of it not being here. He tested fine and not allergic to anything.
We still do not allow him to have PB because I want him to always think of his brother first. I wrote a note to school and told them never to give it to him either.
It is a good feeling knowing it would probably not hurt him if he got it but we need to avoid.
Chris was tested at 1 year old. We already knew what it was but the Dr. Wanted to have all foods tested.
I just want you all to know that at the age of 17 he is very well educated and takes great control of his allergy. take care claire

Posted on: Sun, 04/04/2004 - 12:28am
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That happened to my daughter, she was tested at 18 mo. after the reaction. Now, she is 3 yrs old and I have taken her to different allergist for other opinions and no one wants to order another blood test since she was diagnosed and it is not necessary to do anither test. They told me that the test will not say anything. We know already the child is allergic to Peanuts and she probably will be like that for the rest of her life. Maybe a few more years pass then to perform another test., but don't matter if the test say she has a lower rate to give her anything containing the allergy product which the body can react again back as when she was 18 mo.
Hope this will help you.
Sarah

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