You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:33 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:58 pm
Posts: 58
Last fall DD's allergist gave her a scratch test for almonds and peanuts. The almond was negative and the peanut was a small positive. He said that since it was small it could be a false positive so he was willing to do a food challenge with her. Since I'm allergic to peanuts and tree nuts (except almonds), we don't really have much in the house for her to be exposed to.

She had her food challenge a few weeks ago and she passed with flying colours. No adverse reactions. We're so happy because it opens up a whole world of food that had previously been off limits to her.

The allergist also did a RAST test for her dairy and egg allergies. They have both reduced significantly - egg white was 100+ and is now in the low 30s and dairy was in the 70s and is now in the 20s. I'm not sure what any of that means (her paediatrician gave me the info and didn't know how to interpret it) and am waiting for the allergist to call me about the results. But I would think that it is good news. I'm really hoping that she will outgrow these allergies and hopefully not develop any other ones.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 933
Location: Oakville, Ontario
It's a dream come true! So happy for you!

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
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


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:02 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6492
Location: Ottawa
It's awsome news, Tina! :happydance :banana :D

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:58 pm
Posts: 58
Thanks Julie and Susan. I feel like a whole world has opened up.

I know technically she was never allergic to peanuts, since all we had was a scratch test with no exposures. But it is still a huge relief to know that we don't have to worry about that one major allergen.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:31 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2948
Location: Toronto
Tina, how wonderful for your family!

_________________
Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:02 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6492
Location: Ottawa
Tina428 wrote:
I feel like a whole world has opened up.

:huggy
Don't it feel great? :happydance

_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
Congratulations! That is fabulous news.

Sometimes people grow out of allergies during/after puberty which is probably a long ways away for her.

_________________
me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group