Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: c | 2008/08/25

Q.

Allergies

Morning

My 5 month old son had tests done for allergies. The paed said his inhalant is fine and he has a count of 27, which is high. So, if his inhalant is fine, what does the count mean? Should I then make an appointment to see my paed? My son is on Zyrtec.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son should not even have been tested for inhalant allergens as he is too young to have been sensitised by things he breathes in eg housedust mite or cat.He shows signs of being allergic with his raised IgE count. He should be tested for food allergies especially milk, egg, wheat, soya and peanut[ the peanut only if you have been breastfeeding him and have eaten peanut butter or peanuts during the last 5 months]

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Posted by: veronica | 2008/08/25

Do you know what your son is allergic for? I would call the pead and ask, because it is important to try and elimate those things from his diet if it is food allergies. My son has the same problem and he is also on Zertec but we try to give him not those foods. It helps for his " ekseem" .

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