Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Adri | 2010-04-01


second opinion

my son (Nathan - will be 3yrs in May) had his tonsils removed on the 15th of March, the E.N.T said we should have blood drawn to check if he had any type of allergy.
when we went back for his check up 10days after the procedure he advised that Nathan''s blood count for dairy products was much higher than the normal count should be. The normal count should be 0-5 and Nathan''s count is 28. (not exaclty sure what the name of test was)
my question is, he never since baby showed any sign of Intolerance to dairy products, no vomiting no diaharrea???
I''m not sure what all the symptoms of dairy intolerance includes, but should i be worried??

should i rather take him back for another blood test to make sure?
i have replaced all dairy with soya so far I could but he doesn''t enjoy this at all?

thanks for reading, and i will await your reply.


Expert's Reply



I do not know of an allergy test that has a normal value of 0 to 5. The usual test for suspected milk allergy is called a CAPRAST and the negative score is 0.35. Anything over 0.35 is regarded as positive.Your son has never shown any obvious milk allergy.To make quite sure he needs to have the correct blood test done which is the CAPRAST for cow's milk.In the meantime there does not appear to be any reason to keep him off cow's milk.

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