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allergies? Karastyn & Kase's Mommy 18 kids; Tennessee 1570 posts
29th Oct '12

So this past week my 17 month old has developed an allergy to something. We are still unsure what it could be as we havent changed anything oor he hasnt had any new foods. We ended up going to ER last night and they refered us to an allergist. Is anyone else dealing with this and how bad is the scratch test going to be. I am soo scared for him..

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 14982 posts
status 29th Oct '12

I don't know if it's different for younger children, but my niece hated it. She's 11, they gave her multiple shots to determine what she was allergic to.

Life is G♡♡d 21 kids; 16457 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Karastyn & Kase's Mommy:" So this past week my 17 month old has developed an allergy to something. We are still unsure what it ... [snip!] ... us to an allergist. Is anyone else dealing with this and how bad is the scratch test going to be. I am soo scared for him.."


My daughter was 4 when she had her first round of allergy testing, they had a thing with 12 different points on it all connected to one handle, they dipped it into different serums and poked her back all at once with all 12 at the same time. Then we waited 15 minutes. It wasn't that bad and she didn't seem to mind being poked by them all....though her back was itching pretty badly waiting.

Karastyn & Kase's Mommy 18 kids; Tennessee 1570 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I don't know if it's different for younger children, but my niece hated it. She's 11, they gave her multiple shots to determine what she was allergic to."



Yeah I have been told they will mark off his back and do different pricks to see which causes the reaction. I am dreading it soo bad

Karastyn & Kase's Mommy 18 kids; Tennessee 1570 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Life is G♡♡d :" My daughter was 4 when she had her first round of allergy testing, they had a thing with 12 different ... [snip!] ... It wasn't that bad and she didn't seem to mind being poked by them all....though her back was itching pretty badly waiting."


Oh my that sounds horrible. right now he is jus having a mild reaction but its been coming and going for a week now and last night they noticed some in his throat even tho it doesnt seem to be affecting his breathing. He said it may be a mild reaction the 1st time and then be much worse the next time he is exposed to it. I have no clue what it is so i am afraid to feed him anything.

Life is G♡♡d 21 kids; 16457 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Karastyn & Kase's Mommy:" Oh my that sounds horrible. right now he is jus having a mild reaction but its been coming and going ... [snip!] ... time and then be much worse the next time he is exposed to it. I have no clue what it is so i am afraid to feed him anything."


Make sure you have benadryl close by and know the accurate dosage to give him! Also, contact his doc and see if they can write him a script for an Epi-pen, just in case he eats anything and it closes off his airway.

Karastyn & Kase's Mommy 18 kids; Tennessee 1570 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Life is G♡♡d :" Make sure you have benadryl close by and know the accurate dosage to give him! Also, contact his doc ... [snip!] ... his doc and see if they can write him a script for an Epi-pen, just in case he eats anything and it closes off his airway."


yeah they have him on benadryl every 4 hours right now to see if it will get rid of the allergy. and i have to schedule a follow up appt with pediatrician this week. shew I jus wish i knew what it was.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
29th Oct '12

I'm sorry allergies are a nightmare - I an sen you before and after photos of the one my son just had. It was his second one. Just pm your number or email ( I'm on my phone)