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Posted by: nins | 2005/12/12

Q.

prep before tests

I will be taking my 2 yr old for allergy tests i.e. specific for foods like nuts etc on Friday, i know that i should stop her antihistamine for 3 days before (is that long enough?) what else do i need to do? the people at the lab said she can eat and drink as normal on the day of the test? anything i should avoid or know to get the most accurate allergy tests done and should she be allergic to nuts what would the next step be in being prepared for her accidentally coming into contact with these? i am talking long term future control of an allergy like nuts? does one ask for a medic alert bracelet perhaps?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should only stop her taking antihistamines for 48 hours prior to the tests. No other preparation is necessary.She is too young for a Medic Alert bracelet.

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