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 Post subject: Allergy testing question
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:07 am 
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I will be taking my 7 year old in to see the allergist in September. How do I have him tested for uncommon things such as bell peppers? Do I bring in a little section of bell pepper?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:42 am 
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Why don't you make a list of all the foods you suspect/wish to test and call the allergist? They will give you some direction.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:08 pm 
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I do not know the answer to that - I would call and ask the allergist....However, I just wanted to tell you: don't be afraid to insist on the testing...they tested dd for the top 9 and I had to keep on them about additional foods...thank goodness I did because now we know the odd ones and she is finally healthy! So, don't let 'em discourage testing.... Good luck! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:47 am 
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Our son is allergic to pineapple. Our allergist does not have the serum for this. We were asked to bring in the fresh pineapple for testing. This arrangement was made in advance when I called our allergist's office and spoke with the nurse.

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12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, peas, carrots, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:12 pm 
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I had to bring chick peas for testing. The nurse informed me how to prepare them.
Alas, the test was positive.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Thanks everyone! :D I will give the allergist a call and find out what I have to do.

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