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Where do I find a private allergy tester in Manchester please? NHS are crapamundo and I have had enough

18 replies

oliveoil · 24/05/2007 13:04

for dd1 (4)

has peanut allergy (alledgedly). May not according to last appointment, but our consultant was answering the phone at the same time as seeing us so hard to say

our June appointment has been cancelled and moved 5 times and I have fed the fock up

she is allergic to something else as is forever itching and getting rashes on her face

I need someone to test for everything and anything


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oliveoil · 24/05/2007 13:04

am fed up

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crayon · 27/05/2007 16:16

I don't know, but bumping for you as interested in what people say about these tests.

I know a lot of people on here say the tests are not helpful and often give false negatives or postives.

Have you tried an elimination diet? DS is allergic to tomatoes, strawberries & egg, but had a much longer list this time last year.

tatt · 28/05/2007 17:27

Sorry had visitors, didn't see this before.

Are you seeing one of this lot ? If not phone their secretaries and ask if they see private patients

Do you avoid all "may contain " products and keep a nut free house, if not could be nut traces?

They will want you to keep a food diary so they have some idea of what to test for besides a general nut screen.

Tamdin · 28/05/2007 17:33

peter jackson-main runs jan de vries's clinic in leigh in manchester and is an amazing natural health practitioner. I have trained under him and am still amazed by his wealth of knowledge. HTH x

Tamdin · 28/05/2007 18:01

sorry should have said the clinic is called abbots of leigh

oliveoil · 29/05/2007 11:43

thanks everyone

crayon - she doesn't eat any of those, and is quite fussy.

Will do food diary.

Tatt - thanks for that list, will investigate. I think it was Booth Hall where we were messed around tbh, but maybe private would be better, hmmmmmm.

Tamdin - will investigate, not sure where Leigh is.

She has bad excema on her face when a baby and we spent months and months going to the GP. SPent £140 on private consulation and it was clear within weeks.

So I am hoping we can do the same here.

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Tinker · 29/05/2007 11:45

Does she eat yogurt with strawberry in it? This caused a rash on my youngest's face.

christywhisty · 29/05/2007 11:46

Please donb't got to anyone who uses anything like vega testing or kinesiology You cannot diagnose allergies using these methods.The sale of vega testing machines have actually been banned in other countries.Certainly wouldn't use someone like this for a child as they tend to give a long list of allergies and can mean a child will miss out on vital nutrients in their diets.

Try ringing allergy uk they have an excellent help line and will give you advice on a legitimate allergy specialist

the phone number is 01322 619898

oliveoil · 29/05/2007 11:48

Tinker - yes, Petit filous. Hmmmmmmm

Sometimes when she has red peppers her face flares up

around her mouth

and she has red broken veins near her eyes, not sure if this is from rubbing . Hope they will go

CW - thanks for number, will ring later

I just want someone to test for X, Y and Z and try and give me some answers


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Tinker · 29/05/2007 11:56

Hmm indeed. I stopped it all for a few months and have tried again recently and she was ok. It was one of those Little Stars ones which set her off.

oliveoil · 29/05/2007 12:02

Little Stars are 'rubbish' apparently

off to lunch now, will do some phoning on lunch, thanks


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anniemac · 29/05/2007 12:05

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Tinker · 29/05/2007 12:06

Yes, only organic yogurt for precious now - not that she bl%dy eats it. [rictus grin]

anniemac · 29/05/2007 12:09

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oliveoil · 29/05/2007 12:47

only had blood test for peanuts, came up v strong

BUT our last consultant said this may be wrong (??) and advised skin tests

so we waited for 2 hours and were told to go away (no staff) and appt would be rearranged

hence where we are now, 9 months on and no appt


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anniemac · 29/05/2007 13:15

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MrsJetson · 29/05/2007 17:03

Sorry to hear about your DD's allergies.


They were brilliant. I found out if I don't consume cow's milk and egg white I am fine (34 years later....!!!). So that leaves me with not a lot!!! But it is very very accurate.

In the Manchester area? A friend went to see Kathryn Plowright at The Medicine Shop and Clinic in Alderely Edge:

She was very good too.

Good luck.

tatt · 29/05/2007 22:29

the problem is that ALL tests can be wrong. Some are more likely to be wrong than others. Personally I have more faith in blood tests that skin prick testing. If the blood test was very high then your child probably does/did have a nut allergy - she may outgrow it or have outgrown it although with a very high score that is less likely. Skin prick tests are useful for suggesting when a child may be outgrowing an allergy.

Ultimately the only really reliable bit is a food challenge - give the child the food and see what hapens. However this is not something to do at home with a suspected nut allergy as it can be fatal within minutes.

If you're seeing on of the consultants on that web page phone the secretary and nag them about your appointments being rearranged, make a formal complaint about it if you like (each hospital has someone to help wit that), get your MP involved - but stick with them and don't bother with the less qualified.

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