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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:43 am 
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My daughter's allergist did not tell me what test he performed but did explain that they are rated on a -1 to 100+ scale and that challenges to allergens aren't typically done until the blood comes back <.35. I am assuming he did a CAP-RAST but I do not know. I was supposed to get a letter and didn't. I know each allergist does a different test or measures the levels differently, but I was hoping someone could help me decipher this. He also said these numbers do not for see whether the child will outgrow the allergy. These were my daughter's levels.

Dairy 72
egg yolk 8.1
egg white 32.6
wheat 44.4
oat 1.4
banana 1.6
soy (-ve but she was positive on the skin test so we are challenging it)

sesame was a new allergy and incredibly violent so I will be interested to see that level.

Also, if anyone had levels like his, did you or your loved one outgrow the allergy?

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1 year old daughter: Allergic to wheat, soy, oat, sesame, dairy, eggs, banana plus a bunch waiting for confirmation
4 year old son: no allergies
Me: no allergies
Husband: allergy to Peanuts and nuts


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:28 pm 
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We've never been given a copy of allergy test results because they mean nothing without interpretation by a medical professional based on numerous other things (history, normal ranges, other medical conditions, SPT results, etc.). I would call the allergist back and make an appointment for an interpretation of the results, time to ask questions, and set up an action plan for your daughter.

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anaphylaxis to tree nuts and peanuts; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:04 pm 
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Yes, ask for a consultation appointment. Often these are easier to book than testing. You can be often be fit in between tests. It is important that you have a good understanding of your daughter's situation as you are the primary person in charge of her health.

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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
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