Allergies/Intolerances or Not? Confused .... - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 07-30-2009, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
PeachBaby's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
So DS and I both finally got back our IgE and IgG test results. We both tested negative for about a dozen things each. DS is ebf, 7 months, currently no solids. Kathy, I know you mentioned that because DS is ebf with no solids, the testing may not be accurate. But how about in my case? I know for certain that I react to shrimp (oral) and dairy (digestive) and wheat (tiredness, oral). But I tested negative for those for both IgE and IgG. So is there some other intolerance that I have that the IgE and IgG don't test for? Or what am I reacting to? The allergist just said that where I react (e.g., the mouth), it is just inflammed and so I should take medicine to heal the inflammation.
PeachBaby is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 07-30-2009, 07:51 PM
kjbrown92's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: CT
Posts: 10,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
What was the test? How accurate?

What is the oral reaction? Inflammation in the mouth, or outside the mouth? Is it a contact reaction?

I would definitely wonder about the accuracy on the baby if he hasn't had any of the foods directly.

Reactions trump results. They say that the GOLD standard is elimination and challenge. So if you have a reaction, then you have a reaction and you should avoid the food. I guess you should be thankful that it's not an IgE reaction (which can escalate and become anaphylactic), though with shrimp being a mouth inflammation reaction, I'd still worry. At least it's a top 8 allergen, so it has to be declared.

Also, if it were me, I'd probably find another doctor or another test... what kind of doctor was it?

Kathy, mother of 3, wife of 1. My new recipe blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
longer searchable by allergen, but at least it doesn't have a virus!)
kjbrown92 is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,402

97 members and 17,305 guests
AlexisT , annbe , AnthonyM , apmomsocal , aqueene , averysmomma05 , azohri , bbtrolove77 , bluefaery , bruna , chickabiddy , Citymomx3 , dandeliongarden , david305 , dessismama , emmy526 , EmSa , enasni453 , floss&ferd , frugalmama , gstewart84 , hillary77 , hillymum , ibahippiemama , iceface , Incubator , IsaFrench , ismewilde , japonica , JuneBugTO , K703 , Kate&Joey , katelove , katharinerose , kisenok , kitchensqueen , larali , LiLStar , Linda on the move , Livebeautifully , loba , MakeItSew , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mariamadly , Mathemom , mckittre , Milk8shake , Mirzam , MissMuffet , mkat , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , MsBe , MulberryMom , Mummoth , newmamalizzy , Nightwish , NiteNicole , oaksie68 , OliviaA , onthemove , prosciencemum , pulcetti , rocky , RollerCoasterMama , RoseNoire , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , shantimama , smileysadface , Soseraphina , stardogs , StrengthWithin , supermom8 , therion777 , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , Unkown , willmesi , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.