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Allergy Testing

(4 Posts)
MrsFruitcake Wed 05-Oct-11 07:21:26

My 3.9 year old DS had an allergic reaction to something last week - his eye went huge and puffy with yellow pus weeping from it. A&E saw him and just gave him some piriton which did the trick after a few hours but couldn't say what had caused it (although I am pretty sure it was baby wipes). However, at night, he is a really noisy sleeper, sleeps with his mouth open and sounds very snuffly all the time, even though he does not have a cold. My GP refused to allergy test him after the eye issue and said unless he had a an issue with his breathing, they wouldn't do it.

I am now quite worried - IMO, he is allergic to something in the house and should be tested. How can I approach the GP again without it sounding like I'm making the night issue up? I just want to know what the problem is and get it sorted out. In the mornings, he is irritable and rarely makes it though the day without napping for a considerable period, where he also sleeps noisily.

Any advice appreciated please...

greenbananas Wed 05-Oct-11 08:52:16

Try posting this on the allergy board - lots of useful advice available there ...

savoycabbage Wed 05-Oct-11 09:03:20

That's just what I was going to saygrin

MrsFruitcake Wed 05-Oct-11 17:17:50

Sorry, didn't know there was one. Will try there. However, the GP seems to think he has enlarged tonsils and it is this which is causing the problem.

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