Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:11 PM
DS is 22mo and had an allergic reaction (hives) to peanut butter at 13mo. We're going to see an allergy specialist on Tuesday for a skin prick test and I'm a bit worried about it, as DS hates doctors/any stranger who wants to touch him. He cries and squirms when the doctor tries to examine him. We've been able to get him to have 3 haircuts, although the most recent one (a couple of weeks ago) almost looked like we'd have to cancel, but we managed to calm him down.
I want him to go and have the test done now, even though he's still so young, so that he can have an epipen if he needs one. I'd also love it if we could test for other nuts, at least some of which I think he's not allergic to, as he's eaten food with almonds and pecans, with no reaction.
So, has anyone had experiences taking their toddler for a skin prick test, especially if they were wary of doctors?