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  • #62931

    When is it an appropriate age to start testing for allergies if you suspect a nut allergy. Should you see a allergy specialist or let your kids try nuts?

  • #63272

    I was tested at age 10

  • #63313

    birth

  • #198176

    One year

  • #200224

    ?

  • #200826

    This is a nice post.

  • #200956

    should be birth or a little later

  • #201713

    We started getting my son allergy tested at the age of 9 months due to him having allergic reactions to his formula and an antibiotic. So I believe that any age is a good age to start if you have a concern.

  • #201714

    I would go to an allergist to have nut testing done just in case there is some sort of reaction. They are equipped to handle the reaction.

  • #201996

    Great information!

  • #202463

    I am so scared to give my kids nuts !!

  • #203869

    This is helpful.

  • #204956

    Not sure but my son is 22 months and we made an appt for him to test in the next week. He’s had 3 different allergic reactions and I know some can be outgrown but for peace of mind, I’d like to know

  • #206702

    Going to give my baby powdered peanut butter for the first time. He is 9 months old. I’m a little nervous.

  • #207063

    kr

    My son was tested at 9.

  • #207175

    Great sharing.

  • #207206

    Use full post for mom.

  • #207280

    nice to know

  • #209657

    Nice to know.

  • #213293

    Update!

    Because my son has had 3 different reactions in the past: something unknown around 10 months, a reaction to peanuts around 14-15 months (yes, I introduced it to him early at 6 months and he had no reaction then – allergies don’t always show up the first time so keep that in mind!! The pediatrician confirmed that for me as well), and a reaction to pistachios I thought (turns out to be sesame seeds too, which were on the plate with the pistachios) last month at 22 months old, we saw the allergist last week and he agreed testing him is best because of what has happened.

    I don’t think allergists will test anyone just because. I think they will only test if you have a history of allergic reactions.

    It turns out he is allergic to pretty much all nuts, sesame seeds, and soy. 🙁

  • #215441

    I think as soon as you see any symptoms.

  • #222600

    After a child had a reaction, I suggest you ask for an allergy testing as soon as possible. With the testing, I’m referring to one that a done by a board certified allergist which will include blood work, skin test and even a food challenge that will help with proper evaluation.

  • #228091

    Thanks!

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