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My ped did a blood allergy test on my daughter and wheat, soy, and corn came back positive. Out of those 3 the soy had the lowest number (.53) whereas the corn and the wheat were both Level IIs.<br><br>
We went to the allergist today and we tested about 60 things via skin (both environmental and food). The wheat and corn had NO reaction!!!!! But THEN she had a reaction to peanuts and yeast which were both negatives via the blood!!! The peanut spot was a lot larger than the soy spot but smaller than the mold spots....I know from her blood test that the mold allergy is considered a level 4.<br><br>
So I'm about as confused as you can get right now. The allergist said she definitely considers this a peanut allergy and yeast allergy.<br><br>
Her opinion is to do an ED with peanut, yeast, and wheat. We brought her in because she was having a few episodes of severe abdominal cramps and vomiting. We were convinced that this was an easy wheat allergy diagnosis. But there wasn't even a red mark let alone a raised area. AND the wheat test was repeated!<br><br>
So in your opinion what do you think about all of this? Is it possible to have a false positive blood test? Is it possible that the yeast and wheat are so closely related that they were mixed up?<br><br><br>
And what do you think about the peanut allergy? She has had nuts before and I haven't noticed a reaction........but we are trying to find out how this all affects her excema.<br><br>
ETA...she was also allergic to peas. Didn't even think that was possible!!
 

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Any test can have a false pos or neg. You have to compare it with reactions to be sure. My dd had a pos to dairy and corn on the skin test and negatives to them on the blood test. When we removed them from her diet, her eczema and diarrhea went away. I'd probably eliminate ALL of the indicated allergens and then reintro them one by one after you get to baseline.
 

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I've got different results on my SPT and RAST tests as well. In fact I'm starting to think thats the norm.<br><br>
To be perfectly frank, sometimes I wonder what the point of allergy testing is.<br><br>
On the SPT (prick test) I'm quiet posative for Chocolate. My RAST (that's the blood test) for chocolate is negative, but more importantly I've never reacted to chocolate.<br>
My RAST to coffee is around level 3, yet I have no reaction to coffee. My level to peanuts is 1, my reation to peanut is strong enough that I currently carry an epi everywhere I go.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I think a history of reaction is the most imporant aspect of diagnosis. If she hasn't ever reacted to stuff she tested positive for, I would consider a food challenge before I started limiting her diet.
 

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm allergic to oats. I mean,come on! Oatmeal is like the most inert food there is, how can my body regect THAT?
 

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Both my kids are intolerant to oats, and DS also is very intolerant to green peas. But we're weird.
 

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I haven't read the other responses, but my dd tested neg via skin test to soy, eggs, and corn. She tested highly pos via blood test for eggs, mildly pos for soy, and super mildly pos for corn (it was .11). She is most definitely allergic to eggs, she has an issue with soy, perhaps not IgE but it causes her sleep to be disturbed and eczema to flare. I am now also suspecting corn. I haven't seen any eczema with the corn just sleep disturbances and a lack of interest in it.<br><br>
So, it is our experience that both the skin and blood tests are a good starting point but in no way tell the whole story.<br><br>
Good luck getting to the bottom of this!<br><br>
Beth
 

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I'm starting to feel extremely overwhelmed. I have two kids with food allergies now and I just don't even know where to begin! To top it off my microwave and oven are broken so my limited cooking skills are left to the stove and toaster. I feel like I've been eating noodles or rice forever!<br><br>
In any case....I think I am definitely going to have to do an ED simply based on the fact that she has had excema her entire life. She constantly has open sores and I need to know if some of these allergies are the root of it.<br><br>
I just don't even know where to begin??????<br><br>
My son's allergies were a lot easier to overcome. Milk and egg. But yeast? How the heck do you not eat yeast? This kid is a bread fanatic. If its not toast, its waffles or muffins.<br><br>
Any tried and true suggestions?
 

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There are still bread items that don't contain yeast: Irish soda bread, quickbreads (like zucchini bread or banana bread), muffins, waffles, pancakes. Though that she eats a ton of them is a clue, since we often crave what we shouldn't have. I have two kids with food intolerances as well (and a third with none), plus my own food intolerances. And my kids have some opposite ones (chicken vs. beef for example). It seems overwhelming at first, but is by no means impossible. Make a two week meal plan, or do it one day at a time. There are ideas in the recipe sticky at the top of the page, I have recipes on my blog. Keep a food journal.
 
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