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#1 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

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Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 03:41 PM.


#2 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I have no idea what happened to you or what you reacted to or if the Dr was fobbing you off but, no it is not that unusual not to get skin prick tests.

Several family members have had children react to certain foods eg and have have jsut described the reaction to the immunologist and been immdiately given an epi pen.  My niece had skin prick tests recently and reacted to a lot of things and was told a positive reaction on a skin prick test does not always mean they will have a reaction to ingesting or inhaling that allergen as the gut/lungs  and the skin are different so it is realy not always very informative.  



#3 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

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Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 03:42 PM.


#4 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:07 AM

We didn't have the full ambit of skin prick tests, we had one for egg as there is a known history (and he was mildly allergic) but our Paed (etc) told me it was MUCH more likely it was something that he was intolerant to so that was why sometimes there were big symptoms and sometimes little (depending on what and how much he was exposed to).

All the best.

#5 kay11

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

Immunologists do different things with skin prick tests. At my daughter's paediatric hospital they were done frequently but  at our new hospital they are not normally done. This was in response to eczema and the immunologist explained to me that the management of eczema doesn't really change much unless a specific food or circumstance is noted.

The other to note is that there is much much more to immunology then allergy testing and that maybe your symptoms rang alarm bells for something else?  I don't know, but for me I ALWAYS thought I had allergies and took anti-histamines. I didn't, I had something completely different that was causing allergy like symptoms.

#6 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

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Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 03:42 PM.


#7 kay11

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE (~Songbird~ @ 16/11/2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kay11 - he told me I must start taking two antihistamines a day and wrote down which ones to take. Now if i'm not having allergic reactions why take antihistamine..


A very good point and one which I wish I'd investigated further in retrospect.

Anyway, good luck - doesn't sound like a good match for you and second opinions are always, always helpful.

#8 30bt

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

can you pm me the name of the immunologist you saw?


#9 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

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