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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Tree Nut Component Testing
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2016, 03:07:56 PM »
Fingers crossed for good news!

Offline hezzier

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Re: Tree Nut Component Testing
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2016, 02:52:28 PM »
Well, I got a call from the allergists office, was not the doctor, they said the test showed he was still allergic so we need to continue to avoid nuts and carry the epi pens.  I have no more details, but since there are no food challenges in our near future we will wait until his May appt for find out the scoop.
DS (12 yrs) TN
DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Tree Nut Component Testing
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2016, 02:59:21 PM »
Sorry...that is disappointing.  Maybe they will send you a copy of the results before the appointment.

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Re: Tree Nut Component Testing
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2017, 07:34:07 PM »
So finally had his 6 month (or a little longer due to scheduling issues) check up with the allergist and I asked about the results.  For all the nuts that have component testing available, he tested positive for all of the components that indicate a systemic reaction.  All his numbers are on the low side and she fully admits to being a conservative allergist which I am fine with (Walnut being around 7, Almond was maybe .8).  She said we can test again in a couple years to see if anything changes...who knows what the future holds since just a few years ago there was no component testing.

If I want to push for food challenges, we'd probably need to find an allergist in Boston...but for now, we are happy with our allergist.
DS (12 yrs) TN
DD (15 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA