who has had allergy testing on their children and what was it like?
John has had two severe reactions that have sent him to the ER. The first time they pinned it on a new antibiotic he started that day. We took him after to an allergist after and she recommended staying away from the antibiotic but no further testing. The second time, well we have no idea what caused the reaction. I questioned the ER dr about allergy testing and recomended not doing it because he is very young, testing was painful, he could grow out of his allergies & the treatment would be the same in for known and unknown allergies (benedryl first, if that doesnt help then 911 or ER for further treatment. we also carry a epipen). The way the test was described to me was that he would be pricked numerous times with allergens to see his reaction. sounds horrible for a four year old. BUT I've been told that they can also just draw blood...one prick would be preferable.
I am just curious about what others have experienced and what to expect if we do more testing. I am going to see the pediatrician tommorow to talk about this some more. THANKS!