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 Post subject: Blood Test Results
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
My son saw the allergist today for the blood test results. His scores were:

0.35 milk
0.51 egg
0.35 soy
medium dust
mild cat
no reaction to pollen, ragweed or grass

The allergist recommended food challenges for milk and egg but we agreed that they should be put off until closer to next summer at the earliest because my son is just 3 now. Tentatively he'll be challenging milk on May 3 and egg on June 6.

It's alot to take in right now. I wish we'd had the blood test done 2 years ago so there were previous numbers to compare. In the meantime we'll continue to treat him as though he's allergic to milk and eggs. The allergist didn't say anything about trying peanuts at this appointment but last time he said to try them anytime. I think I'll wait a bit longer just to feel safer.

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DS#3 - eggs, cats, dust, eczema, avoiding nuts as a precaution
DS#2 - seasonal allergies
DS#1 - no allergies
Me & DH - seasonal allergies


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:33 pm 
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Wow that is exciting. Why are you waiting to test him? The spring seems so far away. I really hope someday our daughter will outgrow her milk allergy. Are the skin tests negative also? At last test , 2 years ago, our daughter was 22 or 24 for milk and 18 for peanut. We are going to do more Rast tests in the early spring. It will be nice for you to know the results prior to your child starting school.

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13 year old daughter -- lives with life-threatening allergies to milk, tree nuts and peanuts; seasonal allergies (birch, maple, ragweed); pet allergies; asthma; and eczema
10 year old son - no allergies


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:12 pm 
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katec wrote:
Wow that is exciting. Why are you waiting to test him? The spring seems so far away. It will be nice for you to know the results prior to your child starting school.


We are waiting because he just turned 3 and we'd prefer if he were more verbal before taking the challenges. If he should get itchy or feel anything unusual I don't think he would know to say anything right now. Hopefully he will be a bit more verbal by spring. The allergist said we can put it off for another year or more but then he'll need more blood test results. However, that would mean we wouldn't know before he starts school.

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Jan, mom to 3 boys
DS#3 - eggs, cats, dust, eczema, avoiding nuts as a precaution
DS#2 - seasonal allergies
DS#1 - no allergies
Me & DH - seasonal allergies


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:35 pm 
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Very encouraging. All the best to you.

Good point about the talking skills.

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Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin


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