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What can I expect from GP/ should I even go?

(5 Posts)
onadietcokebreak Sun 29-May-11 23:32:14

DS (3,5)had his first allergic reaction about 6 mths ago- possibly to a cereal. Very red and blotchy. Out of hours doc gave piriton.

Yesterday another reaction...raised pimples. Either to cheap chocolate easter egg or swimming pool (but hes been swimming loads before and its never happened. Itchy rash- pharmacist said looked like allergic reaction and piriton needed if itchy.

Should I go to GP now for advice and what is likely to happen?


onadietcokebreak Mon 30-May-11 09:40:51


AuntieMonica Mon 30-May-11 09:47:08

hi there

i would definitely make an appt with the GP, but in a few weeks.

between now and then, make a note of all reactions your DS has. what he's eaten/touched/been doing etc how long they take to manifest and how long to subside, whether you have given anti histamine or not.

ask for some blood tests, and go from there. IME GPs take allergies very seriously and are more than happy to investigate fully.

hope the wee fella is ok today


freefrommum Mon 30-May-11 15:24:30

I would definitely take him to the GP, even though in my experience they're not very good with allergies, but ask to be referred to a specialist for allergy testing. It's very important to get it checked out as allergic reactions can get worse so best to find out what's going on. Good luck x

Meglet Mon 30-May-11 15:28:31

Definately take him. Good idea to keep a record of what he's eaten.

Do you know if any of the GP's at the practice specialise in allergies? The receptionists should be able to tell you if anyone has an interest in it.

My 3yo DS has had a couple of skin prick tests at the hospital for his allergies (kiwi fruit and pine nut).

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