Worried - no antihistamines for 5 days

Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2006 - 10:41am
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DD is being re-tested next Tuesday. I am worried about her being off of her antihistamine until then! She often has hives and I am just praying we can keep her reaction free until Tuesday so we don't have to break out the benadryl. She also usually takes Zyrtec every night.

She is 22 months old and was diagnosed about 10 months ago and is allergic to diary, egg, soy & peanut. We did her blood test about 2 weeks ago so we could have the results back before next week. They also tested her for codfish & shrimp.

She recently reacted to green beans. She also had a mystery reaction that we have no idea what is was from, so they wanted us to come back in. What all else should I have her tested for?

Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2006 - 1:27pm
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Maybe other legumes? Lentil and chickpea (garbanzo bean) are common offenders there.
Tree nuts? Seeds? (sesame, sunflower, mustard are common)
What about wheat? That's one of the top eight allergens...
Cathy
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Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Fri, 11/24/2006 - 5:10am
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Check w/ your doctor, but I think she could have Benadryl or Atarax (Rx) until 2 or 3 days prior to the skin test...may help you a little.
Melissa

Posted on: Thu, 11/23/2006 - 1:27pm
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Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

Maybe other legumes? Lentil and chickpea (garbanzo bean) are common offenders there.
Tree nuts? Seeds? (sesame, sunflower, mustard are common)
What about wheat? That's one of the top eight allergens...
Cathy
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Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Fri, 11/24/2006 - 5:10am
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Check w/ your doctor, but I think she could have Benadryl or Atarax (Rx) until 2 or 3 days prior to the skin test...may help you a little.
Melissa

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