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My brave little girl ??? Rss

My DD had her annual allergy testing this afternoon. She is so brave.

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Poor little one. My DD only had to have it once and that was hard enough. Doesn't look like good results for your little one sad. Has there been much change?

Poor little one. My DD only had to have it once and that was hard enough. Doesn't look like good results for your little one sad. Has there been much change?


Nope. No good changes anyway. We even added one to the list after today, sesame seeds. sad

Her allergy specialist concentrated on a lot of inhalant allergens this time around. Poor DD is devastated to know that the reaction she had to the horse allergen was quite high.

However, she ISN'T allergic to cats! YAY! I am though. tongue So she has informed me that when she moves out and gets a home of her own, she is going to have a cat. He hee! Bless her.

Poor her sad How old is she? Do your allergies run in the family? I hope she grows out of all of them when she grows up smile She is so brave!!

Poor her sad How old is she? Do your allergies run in the family? I hope she grows out of all of them when she grows up smile She is so brave!!


EmLulu... she is 6 and a half years old. She has had multiple allergies since the age of about 7 months. sad Allergies are present in our family, but not anaphylactic ones, which is what DD has.

I also have a DS, aged 4 and a half, who has NO allergies at all. DD got the raw end of the stick when they were being handed out I think. She also suffers from chronic hayfever and asthma too.

Its unlikely that she will ever grow out of them completely, due to their severity, however we are hoping that with time her reactions to certain things may lessen. We can only keep our fingers crossed. smile

Awwww such a brave little girl! Cant imagine it would be easy watching your child go through that either ! sad
She sure is a brave little girl!! It must be so hard for you to sit and watch her go through it all.

This might be a stupid question, but, when she does have reactions on her skin like that, do they give her anything to reduce the effects? Or do they go away by themselves?

She sure is a brave little girl!! It must be so hard for you to sit and watch her go through it all.

This might be a stupid question, but, when she does have reactions on her skin like that, do they give her anything to reduce the effects? Or do they go away by themselves?


With the skin prick allergy tests, she isn't allowed any anti-histamine 7 days prior to the tests. This is so that the results come back as the worst they can be. Hence all the welts.

They number her back with pen and then put a drop of the allergen onto her skin (or in the case of sesame seeds they put a bit of sesame paste on there) and then they get a very small needle and nick her skin where the allergen drops are. We have to wait 10 minutes (which is the hard part and normally the part where she has a few tears as her back becomes very itchy and stings and burns a bit) and then after the 10 minutes the welts are measured to give a result of the reaction.

I alway take baby wipes and anti-histamine with me for afterwards. I wipe down her back and give her 5mls of Claratyne. The itchiness normally subsides within an hour or so and then the welts are pretty much gone within 24 hours. She just has about 30 little pin pricks on her back today.

Shes such a trooper with how she handles it. And she understands why it is being done to her. We are always very honest with her so that there are never any surprises that she is not expecting.

Naww, the poor thing!!

I was actually also wondering if they nick the skin or not (I've seen them do it on House tongue).

Let's hope that over the years the amount of reactions go down a little.
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