I am very new to this whole allergy thing.. a little back story if you're interested... or if you don't wanna read it all, I understand, just skip to the question
No one in my entire family has any food allergies, nor does anyone in DH's so we know absolutely nothing... when our DS first turned one he had a bite of PB&J and started breaking out, acting lethargic and throwing up. I was so scared, I called his Pedi.. they told me to run to the pharmacy and get Benedryl.. we gave it to him and he was fine.. I've asked about it at subsequent pediatrician appointments and they just keep telling us to avoid giving him any peanut items until he is 2 when we can get him tested. At the same time, we noticed that if DH or I have peanut butter and, say, kiss DS on the cheek.. he will get a small rash where he have kissed him Obviously, since we noticed this we try our very best to keep anything peanut away from him.
My questions is, what/how do they test for allergies in a 2 year old? Is it a blood test or one of those "prick" tests? Can they tell you how severe the allergy is? His next appointment isn't until then so I want to be prepared.. can you think of any other questions/info I should know going into his 2 year check up?