Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: lisca | 2008-10-30

Q.

RE: Post 1155

Thanx dr. Yes, he has been to 2 pead allergists.....He has tested positive to maize, only 0.65 on the RAST. I' m very confused regarding his allergies....When he went to Proff Green, he said that all his RAST counts were so low and because he tested negative for top 8 on SPT, he can go home and start eating any food as if he isn' t allergic. And I don' t even know what to give him if I need to start cutting out the food that he tested positive for on the RAST, because he also tested positive for rice, gluten, soya, wheat, malt, corn and plenty more....So maybe I must rather go on reactions trump results?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You are quite correct. Your baby may show some sensitisation to all of these foods on testing, but does not react to all. He does react to maize, so this must be excluded and any other food you suspect does produce symptoms or adverse effects that you can actually see.The others he should be able to eat. A RAST count of 0.65 is definitely significant in a baby or young child.

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