Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Angie | 2012-10-09

Q.

Allergy to what ??

I wonder if you can help me please. my 22 month old son had an allergy test done in July this year. He had a constant runny nose, constant wet chesty cough - that NO cough meds cleared it up. Dog, cat, mould, aspergillus, grass, bermuda grass, plane tree, D Fern, -|- croach, egg white, egg yoke, milk, soya, citrus, peanut, wheat, banana, apple. ALL came back negative. He was put on singulair, and foxair pump. I was told he had a food additive allergy. He was then out of creche for 3 months. ALL his symtoms cleared up. No more runny nose, wet chesty cough. And he was eating the food he was not suppose to be eating ??? Now my question is. on the results Control+ it says wheel 7 mm, flare 20 mm. itch yes. If its not a food additive then what is her allergic too ??

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your son is not allergic. His problem was almost certainly due to repeated viral respiratory infections as a result of him attending the creche.This is known as the 'creche syndrome' You mention that he got better once he was out of the creche.He has had so many allergy tests done already,all of which are negative.The positive and negative control tests are only done to show that the tests are accurate.Your son's tests were accurate but all Negative, so he is not allergic. You can stop the Foxair treatment. It will help to keep on with the Singulair for another 2 months.

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Posted by: Angie | 2012-10-16

Thank you very much !! I can now put my mind at ease

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