Someone will have to pinch me as I still feel I'm dreaming and it's too good to be true.
Ds (6 almost 7) had a skin prick test yesterday to test for peanuts and other tree nuts. When he was 15 months old he had what I believed to be a reaction to peanuts, watery eyes snotty nose trouble breathing etc. But he never needed adrenalin. Prick test 6 weeks later came up positive to peanuts (5mm) so up till now we have avoided all nuts to be safe. He never had another reaction since.
His test yesterday came up completely negative to all nuts and peanuts. They even did the peanut one again 10 mins later to be sure. So now they want me to start a food challenge, and introduce each nut over a week each (we are starting with nutella/hazelnuts today) then once all clear, try the peanut challange in hospital to be safe. I was supposed to do this when he first got his diagnosis but I chickened out on it.
I'm obviously over the moon but very nervous as well, part of me still thinks maybe the test was wrong. I've never heard of anyone growing out of peanut allergies! Has this happened to anyone else's child?
It makes me wonder if he ever had a peanut allergy to begin with, maybe it was a false positive?