Miss 8’s appointment with the Allergy specialist came up again today so off we went to get her tested for her allergy.
The specialist was such a nice and friendly doctor but I rasa punyalah ramai patients of his yang menyampah kat dia, hehehehe….
Miss 8 doesn’t mind doctors nor dentists but she wasn’t too enamoured to go to see the specialist tadi .
But luckily she didn’t meraung satu klinik this time, cuma meleleh sikit aje air mata dia tadi, hahahahah….
I guess sebab this time she got tested for only 5 or 6 allergens instead of 16 like last year so tu yang tak sempat nak meraung agaknya, heeeee.
She got a skin prick test done tadi to assess her peanut allergy.
And Alhamdulillah, something marvellous happened…
Her reaction to the peanut allergen on the skin prick test today showed a decrease in the severity. It wasn’t as big as last year (but still big enough to be abnormal).
Finally, after so many years, there might be a small hope that one day in the future she might be able to get rid of her medic-alert bracelet and her epi-pen emergency stock.
The specialist said that it could be because she is eating other kinds of nuts frequently.
He said some small scale studies have shown that some peanut allergy sufferers who can tolerate other nuts do show a reduction in their peanut allergy severity when they frequently consume other nuts in their diet.
He said the proteins in these other nuts might have ‘fooled’ the body into thinking that the peanut protein that is causing the allergic reaction is the same kind of protein as these other nuts so the body tak react to it.
So tadi, he told Miss 8 to eat loads and loads of nuts everyday.
(but readers who suffer peanut allergy, don’t try this method at home lah ye. You should consult your allergist first for their opinions.)
Miss 8 pun tersenyum gembira sebab she loves nuts.
I said to her setakat almond and cashew hari2 ok aje because they are cheap but kalau dia demand pistachios and macadamias hari2, no can do lah ye!
Ini lah rupa the skin prick test tadi which wasn’t as big as last year’s.
Muka dia dah tak berair mata sebab dah tak sakit masa ni, hehehe.
Bila balik from the specialist tadi, I terus bake the wings and drumsticks that I have marinated since tengah hari tadi.
And makan dengan maggi goreng aje sebab I malas nak masak lebih2 since The Other Half takde for dinner tadi, hehehe.
Kenyang lah jugak we all walaupun maggi goreng aje .