antihistamine doesn't cause problems with blood tests and doesn't necessarily void skin prick - if the histamine control comes up they are still some use. But they don't always do allergy tests so young, more interested in clinical and family history.
When my daughter went for RAST testing they asked that she be anti-histamine free for 2 weeks!!!! And for skin tests it was at least 3 days. As soon as we came out of both tests she glugged down the piriton, poor kid.
DS2 (nearly 18 months) had his allergy appt last week and they only did the preliminaries and no actual testing (lots of questions, plus weighing and measuring etc).
Probably still worth going for your appt unless you know they are speficically doing actual tests tomorrow.
I am 90% sure what DS2 is allergic to. So now they are not going to bother doing the tests . It's v annoying. Doc was lovely and helpful etc, but basically just said to avoid all known allergens. I really wanted some confirmation.
dd4 and i have to avoid all milk products inc cheese, butter, anything taht contains milk pwder etc etc. have been referred to the dietician
and the shocking thing is, and i feel like a really bad parent for this,is when going through the family history , imentioend dd2 allergy to apples, and she wants to see dd2, as it could be a minor allwergy or it could be one that leads to anaphylatic reactions she wants to do tests. so am seeing gp tomorrow to get dd2 referred to the clinic. feel bad about that as just been keeping her off apples and didnt go to the gp.
misdee I don't think you need to feel too bad over it, you've kept her away from apples. Many problems with fruit are just oral allergy syndrome so not too much of a problem. However some people claim there has been an increase in more serious fruit allergies recently, hence the need to test.