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Old 04-08-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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What is/was you plan for testing a sibling? 4 year old dd has severe allergy to peanuts, milder allergy to coconut and really mild to cantaloupe. DS goes to his 18 month appt this week. My plan was to ask for a referral for testing for him. I have always been told until proven otherwise we should treat ds as being allergic to peanuts/nuts safety. The potential for false positive when tested without having a reaction is high. So I am not sure it best to just have him tested. However I cringe at the idea of giving him a nut or nut butter. He has never had any of dd's allergens because we don't keep them in the house. And I am freaking out just a bit because 1 eye lid is currently red and slightly swollen and that is how it started with dd just before her 2nd b-day.

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Old 04-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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Our pediatrician suggested we bring the allergen to her office for first exposure. That way, knowledgeable medical help is right there. And he'll have that allergen in his system for the official testing with the allergist.

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Our pediatrician suggested we bring the allergen to her office for first exposure. That way, knowledgeable medical help is right there. And he'll have that allergen in his system for the official testing with the allergist.

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This sounds like a good idea. Plus, usually the reaction is mild for the first exposure to the allergen, it takes a few exposures to get really serious.
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