Related to my weekend post in "Main"- I have sooo many questions dancing in my head (along with the sugar plums)!
First, a little description of our allergist. She is local, wonderful with children, and really, the only local allergist I know of that deals with food allergies. She appears to keep current with the latest research, but her office practices don't seem to reflect that (ie: she said to challenge RAST and SPT both would have to be negative). She also is only in the office 3 days/week. Knowing that she had a recent difficult struggle with breast cancer, her age, and her limited office hours, I can see her retiring in the near future. This prompted me to pay more out of pocket for the PPO my employer offers. My thought was, when the boys were older I'd want to see someone more aggressive, but in the meantime, if she retires I can travel to one of the relatively close teaching hospitals (CHOP, Hershey, Hopkins).
Soooo....what age to most allergists offer a challenge? C will be 3 in March. He is very verbal, but I don't know if he would be able to communicate subtle symptoms.
If my allergist doesn't seem to think that this unexpected exposure is relevant, is it time to move on?
What other questions should I be asking?