Hi, my name is Danielle and we just recently found out that my [almost] 5 year old is allergic to peanuts and eggs (he has non-food allergies too). I guess he had a very small reaction to soy as well but the dr said that because of his eczema it is hard to say whether there is an allergy or if he just rashed up from the eczema. She said not to worry about eliminating soy (this makes me a bit nervous so I am going to ask her to retest since his eczema has been clearing up...perhaps we'll get a more conclusive result). I have to call her today because I was not present during the skin test but all of my reading has lead me to have quite a few questions.
Perhaps I can gather opinions here from btdt mamas. I guess his reaction to peanuts was a 4 which from what I've read is a pretty bad reaction which puts the child at risk for an anaphylactic reaction and is worthy of an epipen but the dr did not prescribe one??? Not only was one not prescribed, she (according to DH) acted as if his allergy wasn't a big deal. She just told DH to remove nuts from his diet but didn't act like he should be alarmed. Peanut allergies scare the heck out of me so for her to not be alarmed is mind boggling to me. Am I correct? Is 4 a pretty bad reaction? Of course, I'm not sure which scale she used but from what I've read it's pretty common to use the 0-4 scale so if that's the case, then I really cannot comprehend why she was so nonchalant about his peanut allergy. If I call her and she confirms that it was a 0-4 scale and that his nut reaction was a 4 but still acts like it's not a big deal, should I switch? Am I just being paranoid?
I've found that this whole thing is absolutely terrifying because there are at least trace amounts (or the possibility of it) of either eggs or nuts in like EVERYTHING