Re: Weird Allergy Test Results - I am really confused
Hi, I'm not sure how much help I'm going to be but I'll share some things with you. My son who is now 5 at testing done at age 2. He was definitley reacting to something but all tests came back negative. Our allergist at the time said that allergy testing on such a young child is often inaccurate, simply because of their age.
Now I just took him again at age 5 and he came up positive for ALOT of things, some of which we knew and were obvious but others like nuts and soy also came back positive and he does not have any reaction when he eats these things, also cats came up a very strong positive but this one is obvious as he can't be around them without suffering. Also we were told that the blood test is not as reliable as the test where they actually inject the allergen under the skin.(this is what we did, because we really needed to know about some things). This is painful, so they gave us a numbing cream to put on the area an hour before testing and it was still painful so I guess it depends how bad you really need to know. He also had other skin tests (light *****) but again, not as reliable as actually injecting. Good luck to you and your little one. Also with the injection or skin test, you can see the results with your own eyes because the skin gets a raised, itchy, sometimes painful bump at the injection sight if the child is allergic to that substance. I hated putting my son through this but it was easier to believe when I saw it with my own eyes.
Last edited by kdel; 12-24-2007 at 03:59 AM.