My 3 year old had skin prick allergy testing done this week. It showed tree pollen grass pollen dust mites cats ragweed, all things I expected. But then the unexpected. They told me that he is allergic to corn, beef, pecans, and peanuts. He has been eating corn and beef since he was eating them in baby food. He has been eating peanuts and peanut butter since he was a year old. I have never seen a reaction! When I told the dr. this she said that it could be a false positive. I don't know what to think!! Anyone have advice?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
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Answer by MommyPeck3 at 11:23 PM on Apr. 9, 2010
Try a blood test. My son has several food allergies and we did the skin test, a patch test, and blood work. we also did food challenges when the tests came out negative just to be sure, and he would still have a reaction. I think the skin test can be unreliable because they are sticking you with so many allergens at once that your body kind wigs out. MY DS turned up allergic to peas, melon and celery one time after being poked with like 10 different allergens. So doc said to wait a week or so and then slowly add the foods back into his diet and see if there is a reaction. Also, the reactions don't have to be eczema, hives, breathing. it could be stomach upset or diarrhea, or some mild itching. My DS is 6 now and his first testing was done at 1. feel free to PM with any questions.
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