Briana - posted on 04/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My soon-to-be 4 year old son has dealt with allergies, eczema, and asthma since he was diagnosed with RSV and a milk allergy around 2 months old. Recently, I felt his pediatricians weren't giving him the help that he needed- they kept misdiagnosing him and prescribing unnecessary drugs (a total of 8 at one point), which resulted in a trip to the ER with tachycardia.
After that terrifying incident, I took it upon myself to find him a specialist; and, apparently, just in the nick of time. Once his pediatrician realized I had called in a specialist, they thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and send him to get an allergy blood test.
We got the results back last Tuesday, but our appointment with the Allergist isn't until the end of May. He is already prescribed Singulair and Clairitin daily, a Ventolin inhaler as needed, and now an EpiPen Jr.
This is what his allergen report said:
Immunoglobulin E test result= 444 H
Peanut (F13) IGE= 0.88 H
Maize/Corn (F8) IGE= 1.38 H
Sesame Seed (F10) IGE= 0.40 H
Hickory/Pecan Tree (T22) IGE= 0.37 H
Maple (Box Elder) (T1) IGE= 14.90 H
Birch (T3) IGE= 69.20 H
Cat Dander (E1) IGE= 39.80 H
Dog Dander (E5) IGE= 5.32 H
Oak (T7) IGE= >100 H
Elm (T8) IGE= 2.09 H
Rough Pigweed (W14) IGE= 0.82 H
Nettle (W20) IGE= 1.16 H
Everything else was