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blood test results--allergies DD 5 yr old

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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hi, my name is sarah and i just got my DD (5 yr old) blood test results and it really upset and confused me. and i am hoping that if anyone has any info that may help me to understand. i will be calling an allergist and following up but she has had no signs of distress or anaphalaxic shock (sp?) they said she is severely allergic to dust mites, and that it would be wise to cut out milk (which she drinks ALL the time, with no affects that we have seen) eggs (which scared me because she always gets a flu shot and i bake for them, i am big on making pancakes from scratch instead of the frozen no nutrition ones and come christmas i bake all the time) and wheat (this one confuses me also) no sandwiches? can she no longer eat school lunch? (because we are on a limited income and she gets free lunch, please dont flame times are rough) if i have to start buying almond and soy milk which is 4xs more expensive than regular milk and make her lunches everyday i can cut out another expense and make it work. she is my baby and i will always make it work for her. but why is there no symptoms? could the test be wrong? should i wait to change all this until i see the allergist and get the scratch test? or change immediately? does this mean she has celiac disease? the good news is it would force her to embrace veggies (woot) and would give me a new set of recipes to play with since i love to cook and bake. i just have to learn the new rules. please help. blessed be.

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Bleacheddecay
by on Dec. 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I'd have to clarify with the doctor. Many people these days think everyone is allergic to things that are kind of a fad to be aware of and doctors are only human, meaning flawed. So I'd want clarification and a lot of it.

You might try the elimination diet too. What was the reason for the blood test in the first place?

PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 4:16 PM

What was the reason that sent you to the allergist in the first place?  Read up on NAET to eliminate the allergic reaction to stuff permanently (I've personally never tried it).

stepconfused182
by Kelley on Dec. 14, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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Why did she have the tests done? There must have been a reason. No, none of that means she has celiac disease. Celiac disease is not an allergy. It is an autoimmune disease in which you're intolerant to gluten. Allergies are entirely different.
-PB
by Gold Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM

 That's strange that they did a blood test and no scratch test.  My dd (4 years old) had the scratch test first.  Her allergist said we could do a blood test if we wanted to confirm but I declined because we were satisfied with scratch results. 

The FDA just approved an egg-free flu vaccine this year.  When she goes for her next flu shot just ask for the egg-free vaccine.  Also there are recipes for egg-free pancakes and cookies.  You can just google it or try allrecipes.com, food.com, or cooks.com.

Did they give you an epi-pen?

-PB
by Gold Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

 Also as an alternative to sandwiches you could pack wraps.  Just get some tortillas (they have wheat and gluten free tortillas) some hummus, deli meat, lettuce, and tomato.  Yummy!  I pack em' for my dh all the time.  I'm not for sure but they probably make some type of wheat free bread.  Just look in the gluten free section at your grocery store.  I would also talk to the school about options that they offer that she can eat.

DamianZ_mommy
by Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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Quoting Bleacheddecay:

I'd have to clarify with the doctor. Many people these days think everyone is allergic to things that are kind of a fad to be aware of and doctors are only human, meaning flawed. So I'd want clarification and a lot of it.

You might try the elimination diet too. What was the reason for the blood test in the first place?

routine physical. but when we went we had just gotten a cat and DD was showing signs of allergies so i asked if they could test her for cat allergy (which was the one thing shes not allergic to)
Quoting PinkButterfly66:

What was the reason that sent you to the allergist in the first place? Read up on NAET to eliminate the allergic reaction to stuff permanently (I've personally never tried it).

it was a routine pediatrician not allergist. i have to make the appt. for an allergist monday.
Quoting stepconfused182: Why did she have the tests done? There must have been a reason. No, none of that means she has celiac disease. Celiac disease is not an allergy. It is an autoimmune disease in which you're intolerant to gluten. Allergies are entirely different.
thank you for the clarification. how far is the leap from allergy to celiac? is there a connection at all? an aquaintence of mine once had celiac and she was miserable and i dont want DD to suffer.
Quoting -PB:

Also as an alternative to sandwiches you could pack wraps. Just get some tortillas (they have wheat and gluten free tortillas) some hummus, deli meat, lettuce, and tomato. Yummy! I pack em' for my dh all the time. I'm not for sure but they probably make some type of wheat free bread. Just look in the gluten free section at your grocery store. I would also talk to the school about options that they offer that she can eat.

thank you also for the advice. DD is so picky so this is going to be a long strange trip. :) but its for her own good. and i have to find a way. also taking allergy advice from a peanut was amusing thank you for making me smile.
-PB
by Gold Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Lol.  Peanuts are the only nut my dd can have.  All others nuts are off limits.  :-)

Quoting DamianZ_mommy:
Quoting Bleacheddecay:

I'd have to clarify with the doctor. Many people these days think everyone is allergic to things that are kind of a fad to be aware of and doctors are only human, meaning flawed. So I'd want clarification and a lot of it.

You might try the elimination diet too. What was the reason for the blood test in the first place?

routine physical. but when we went we had just gotten a cat and DD was showing signs of allergies so i asked if they could test her for cat allergy (which was the one thing shes not allergic to)
Quoting PinkButterfly66:

What was the reason that sent you to the allergist in the first place? Read up on NAET to eliminate the allergic reaction to stuff permanently (I've personally never tried it).

it was a routine pediatrician not allergist. i have to make the appt. for an allergist monday.
Quoting stepconfused182: Why did she have the tests done? There must have been a reason. No, none of that means she has celiac disease. Celiac disease is not an allergy. It is an autoimmune disease in which you're intolerant to gluten. Allergies are entirely different.
thank you for the clarification. how far is the leap from allergy to celiac? is there a connection at all? an aquaintence of mine once had celiac and she was miserable and i dont want DD to suffer.
Quoting -PB:

Also as an alternative to sandwiches you could pack wraps. Just get some tortillas (they have wheat and gluten free tortillas) some hummus, deli meat, lettuce, and tomato. Yummy! I pack em' for my dh all the time. I'm not for sure but they probably make some type of wheat free bread. Just look in the gluten free section at your grocery store. I would also talk to the school about options that they offer that she can eat.

thank you also for the advice. DD is so picky so this is going to be a long strange trip. :) but its for her own good. and i have to find a way. also taking allergy advice from a peanut was amusing thank you for making me smile.


DamianZ_mommy
by Member on Dec. 14, 2013 at 11:47 PM
jussayin the irony was not lost on me lol i will try to keep you updated but our insurance sucks it takes forever to get into specialists. and with the fibro i forget things. i will tell her to remind me to post here after lol. damn kids stole all my brain cells. <3
freedommoments
by Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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unless your DD is showing signs of having an allergic reaction to any of the items that came back concerning on the blood test I would NOT remove them from her diet just yet. there appears to be several different types/levels of testing done and sometimes there can be false positives. your best bet is to contact an Allergist and go from there. they will be able to give you the best advise and offer the most comprehensive view of what you need to do. if you remove the items she tested allergic to now it will be harder to determine if she truly has an allergy or simply a sensativity to it. as to the wheat results, there is a huge difference between wheat and gluten. the only real effective way to determine a gluten sensativity or Celiac Disease is to have a scope of the intestines. these are all things I would not worry about now, as the Allergist may come up with some very different results.

Best of Luck in getting a referral to an Allergist and getting a quick appointment.
crazy4u49033
by Member on Dec. 15, 2013 at 11:05 AM
The blood tests are highly unreliable. I would def get it for a prick test. Several friends have had allergists say that the blood test are unreliable. One friend in particular, her sib's blood test tested negative for tree nuts but positive for other allergens. However, the prick test and some scary food reactions confirmed that her son has a severe allergy to several tree nuts.
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