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Question For Anyone That's Done Skin Allergy Testing

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DD2 is most definitely gluten intolerant. She hasn't had any celiac testing but she responds dramatically to a gluten free diet and gets a rash that's most likely DH when she has gluten. Anyways, we took her to an allergist yesterday and they did a skin prick test (really wish I would have pushed for blood test instead) that tested for 10 different foods, one of the foods was wheat. They all came back negative but last night her rash flared up a little and she didn't sleep well last night and today she has diarrhea. Is it possible that she's having a gluten reaction from having wheat injected under her skin? I tried googling it and nothing really came up. I would call the allergist and ask about it but she was not very good and really didn't know much, If I ever have to take her to an allergist again it will most definitely be a different one!

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So sorry for your DD and you! Anyone diagnosed with DH has celiac disease. Has she been seen by a (good) dermatologist when she had an outbreak?

An associate is highly allergic to soy and had to have an epi injection at the allergists when they tested for soy. I'm not a medical professional, but I think your instincts are right on target.

My allergist checked for more foods than 10 just in one food family. I had a four page report after the testing. (So your instincts seem right on about the allergist.)

Good luck!

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Sorry to say it but yes she was glutened by the skin prick test. I had the same thing happen to me when I did my allergy testing about a month ago. The dr did not relaly explain the test, he just said they would do a skin prick and then a blood test too. After I had time to think about it I realised of course the little needles on my skin went into my blood stream (and someone here was nice enough to confirm it for me). I was all itchy for about 24 hours after and then had my usualy gltuenign symptoms in the days following. Benedryl did help with the itch. My allergist told me that the IgE blood tests are a more sensitive test for food allergies so he always does both, especially if the skin test doesn't show anything. All my skin dots were negative but my blood registered a weak positive for wheat.

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Thanks so much for the replies! I'm so extremely careful about what she eats you would think I would have thought about having it injected into her skin :( It's like the allergist was so singled in on the fact that the skin test was negative she didn't even care that DD was scratching at her chest. And when I brought up that I thought her rash was probably DH she had this dear in the headlights look on her face and then went on to say that DH usually isn't itchy but it burns and is usually all over the body and not just on one place. She obviously had no idea what she was talking about...oh and she also said that I shouldn't be suspecting celiac because my DD usually deals more with constipation than diarrhea...blah blah blah.

I haven't had a derm look at the rash yet. I'm just hesitant right now because we don't seem to get anywhere when we bring her to a specialist. There is a derm about an hour from us that specializes in DH so if we do end up taking her that's where we'll go. I also get itchy bumps on my face when I get glutened so I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

Anyways, thanks for all the support, this is definitely what I needed to hear! :)

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Hi

My son has Celiac and is anaphylactic to soy. We met with an Immune specialist prior to meeting the GI specialist. The Immune specialist insisted on doing the skin prick testing. My son completedly tested negative. Despite having an anaphylactic reaction to soy 1 week before and again 2 weeks after the testing, the dr. was not able to figure out what he was reacting to. I had to figure it out by elimination after the bouts of anaphylaxis, and continued hives post eating minute amounts of soy.

After we learned from my son's GI specialist that the skin prick allergy testing is useless for food ingested allergies. Skin testing is only useful for environmental allergies.

He also had an episode of DH once. It was confined to his scalp and was slightly itchy and irritated. It did not feel like it burned.

Our GI Specialist has also pointed out that those sensitive or allergic to soy are usually sensitive to dairy as well. We have not attempted a retesting of dairy.

hth,

Monica

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