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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


We saw a new allergy doctor today. I was very impressed with his patience with my 2-year-old and his knowledge about allergies. He did a skin test on her and concluded that she is definitely allergic to milk, cashews and peanut. The peanut reaction was the largest on her little back. We did find out that she is not allergic to pecans, almonds, walnuts and may or may not be allergic to eggs and some other tree nuts. She also did not show any reaction to mold or pollens.

My reaction: I'm a little disappointed that we have to avoid peanuts all together. However, I am so glad that I did not give her any peanuts or peanut butter to test at home. That would have been very scary. (That was the advice one allergy doctor gave us to do.) It is highly like that she will outgrow the milk allergy. There is a 20 percent chance she will outgrow peanut. Thankfully, now there is more education out there about peanut allergies and schools are very accommodating and understanding. I guess if this is our challenge, it's not that bad.


  1. I've been following your blog for a while since I, too, have a daughter with a milk allergy. Glad that you got some answers. They weren't sure about my daughter's result re; eggs when they did her skin test either. Are they going to do a blood test for your daughter to be sure? That's what they did for us and I'm glad b/c it was negative. We would have been avoiding something unnecessarily. Thanks for all of your great recipes! Hopefully, she'll outgrow the both of the allergies-good luck!

  2. Thank you for being a follower! It's nice to know someone is reading and I might be have something helpful to share.

    Yes, they will do a blood test to compare results and make a conclusion about the egg allergy. I just didn't want to put her through another test on the same day. She wasn't too happy with even having them measure her back. I figure next time we go in for something (because I'm sure a cold will creep up) I'll do it then. She does tolerate egg in baked items, so she is getting some in her system.


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