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Old 01-18-10, 07:39 PM
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Sigh . . . I wasn't impressed. The doctor was nice enough, but it's not a pediatric-only office, so it wasn't very child-friendly. I guess they were running behind, but I thought 2.25 hours for a consult and the skin test was a bit loooooong.

Anyway, the skin test was horrible for her; she was already upset and then to be poked like that . . . results were definitely dust mites and house dust. He said not to worry about the wheat allergy at this point, since it was so low in comparison to the dust mites. He also said the environmental barriers for controlling the mites were a waste of money and just keep things clean. I'm not inclined to believe that, since it hasn't really helped me yet! So we're starting back on Flonase, which she tolerated really well before, and going to try children's Zyrtec. I'm also going to keep the wheat allergy in the back of my mind, in case her symptoms do not improve. If it wasn't so traumatic a thing, I think I actually want a second opinion!

I'm open to all thoughts!

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Old 01-19-10, 12:03 PM
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Sorry it was not a great visit. We have no pediatric allergists in town either so Ryan goes to a regular one and I am not 100% impressed with him most of the time either. His "wait and see" approach is not my cup of tea. After 4 years, I think we will be heading to Chicago to a pediatric allergist who specializes in food allergies to discuss our son's future. Ryan has never had the skin test but I imagine it is no fun at all. Hope the medicines start to work and she is feeling better. Once you give the medicines a chance to get up and running, I would try a 2 week wheat elimination diet and compare how she is. I was amazed at Ryan's behaviors, skin changes, etc once we eliminated his food allergens from his diet. But trust that mommy instinct and do what you think is best. Best of luck!
 
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Old 01-19-10, 05:19 PM
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Thanks. She is actually really "sick" right now with a fever and miserable, and has a Zyrtec hangover.
 
I think I'll lower the dosage tonight.
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