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Allergy testing for 4 year old - tips and advice?

Anonymous
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My 4 year old will have allergy testing tomorrow for a possible tree nut allergy.  Any advice from parents who have been there and done that?  I'm planning on bringing his iPad and my husband is taking the afternoon off of work so we'll both be there for him, but I am worried that it's not going to be enough to distract him.

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM

bump!

Jodee24
by Sliceoflife on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Sorry no. My 3 year old had it done and it SUCKED.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:52 AM


Quoting Jodee24: Sorry no. My 3 year old had it done and it SUCKED.

That's what I'm worried about.  I wish we didn't have to do it but we HAVE to know if it's tree nuts because it can be severe.

vamaria
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM

The hard part will be the sitting still and not scratching. It wasn't painful, though the second set, with the injections, was a bit worse.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:58 AM

Thank you.  Do you know if they always do the injections?

Quoting vamaria:

The hard part will be the sitting still and not scratching. It wasn't painful, though the second set, with the injections, was a bit worse.


BoogsBun
by Silver Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 9:59 AM

I have no idea, sorry. 

I only remember getting my allergy skin tests, back in the early 80s, when I was 6 or 7. Almost every single one, came back as a positive. I also remember getting allergy shots, every week, from 1-5 grade. 

vamaria
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:02 AM

I'm not sure. Mine knew I had issues with molds, but since I didn't react to the first set, that is why he used the stronger, second set.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

Thank you.  Do you know if they always do the injections?

Quoting vamaria:

The hard part will be the sitting still and not scratching. It wasn't painful, though the second set, with the injections, was a bit worse.



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