Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Another year, another test, another reaction

Miss 9 had her annual skin prick test for her peanut allergy this afternoon.

Last year, the result was hopeful. Her reaction to the peanut allergen was slightly smaller.

Which made us quite happy.

So, we were hoping that it would show promising result today as well.

When we got there, the specialist tested her with 8 allergens.

This is how he did it.

He divided the are inside the forearm into grids by drawing on it with a pen.

Then, he put a small drop of different allergen in liquid form onto each of the grid.

Kalau lagi banyak allergen yang dia nak guna untuk test, lagi banyak lah the petak2 tu.

Then, he used the smallest needle to make a small prick piercing the droplet into the skin.

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Tadi he tested her for some tree nuts and also peanut and something else.

This photo was taken a few minutes after the specialist did the skin prick test. You can’t really see much,

Tadi, Miss 9 tak meraung dah bila kena cucuk sebab dah biasa kot, hehehe.

Lepas tu, we had to wait for about 10 minutes for the reaction to take place.

This photo pulak was taken a few minutes after the first photo was taken.

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From here, you can clearly see which one is the peanut grid, hehehehe. Yang other smaller lumps to are tree nuts.

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We thought it was getting smaller.

Tapi bila the specialist had a look at it and compared it to last year’s reaction, it was actually a bit bigger!

And then he said something which made us so sad…..

It looks like she’s developing some reactions to other nuts. That can happen in some peanut allergy sufferer as they get older. But it’s nothing to worry about yet.

Last year she showed a small reaction to pecan only….

That cannot be happening!!!!!!!!

Macam mana I nak buat sambal kacang mahal and biskut gajus mazola if she becomes allergic to them too!

He told us to eat loads of tree nuts last year so Miss 9 pun bantai lah makan banyak2 and he still says that Miss 9 can continue to eat other nuts as normal…

But…..kalau next year nya test bertambah teruk…..what to do……

14 comments:

Anash said...

alegik kacang...?
aduii..ilang sket nikmat makan..
bertabah..

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penDragon said...

belum boleh bukak lagi lah bangle Miss 9 tu :(

Fazlinil Irma said...

sian miss 9.. mmg seksa jaga anak2 alergic.. terbatas nak masak.. :)

Nurul A said...

Baca entry ni teringat entry yg sama last year. It means, I hv been reading your blog for a year. Takpela, ada hikmah disebalik allergy miss 9 tu. Insya Allah.

Nina @ BabyBoon said...

:( poor miss 9. I was hoping she would outgrow them too..

I have several allergies myself n i noticed they become more prominent whenever my antibody is down, ada ke dr mention anything in relation to immune system....? For instant, if i have a flu n i mkn prawns, kronikkkkk sgt the reaction. But when i'm healthy n i eat prawns, hives naik sikit je.

ummuaidan said...

Allergic kacang...siannya miss 9..hilang nikmat salah 1 makanan yg best..sis u maybe kena pikir alternatif lain plak kot..:)

Kniedaz said...

Terpaksala LG jadi lebih kreatif dalam bab pemakanan..harap2 next year berkurangan..

eda said...

allergic sufferer mmg tak best ...
benci hives !

arita ms said...

salam...
anak lelaki akak pun suffer allergic... tapi bukan peanut. Dah buat test macam ni last two years masa umur dia 9 tahun jugak. Yg buat test tu pun sorang pakar (Doctor) dr Aussie. So far resultnya, dia alah pd habuk... ayam, seafood tak sangat...

Zaitun said...

Bukan senang nak berpantang setiap masa, harap2 miss 9 dan lg banyak2 bersabar.

Madam Lala said...

alamak kesiannya miss 9...
dah la makanan mesia banyak sgt kacangggggg..
kacang kan sedap..
ok takper ada hikmahnyer tu...
lagipun, nmpk gatal sgt lump yg besar tu..

babylola2u said...

kak LG, selalu saya terbaca bahawa kanak2 disana mengalami alahan pada kacang, boleh terangkan kenapa ye? adakah sebab cuaca?

lemongrass said...

Anash,
nasib baik satu jenis kacang aje so taklah merana sgt, heeee

Pendragon,
belum boleh lagi :-(. Dia dah excited nak bukak, hehehe

Irma,
tu lah kan, nasib baik kacang tanah aje so Mak dia bleh lah masak benda2 lain :-)

Nurul A,
maybe next year pun I'll be doing the same kind of post, hehehe

Nina,
so far dia tak cakap pulak. But probably you are right kot sbb Miss 9 had a cold when she did the test. Do you take antihistamine sebelum you nak makan prawns so the reaction tak terus sgt?

ummuAidan,
tu lah, but nasib baik kacang tanah aje. Tu yg I ganti semua makanan yg guna kacang tanah dgn kacang2 yg lain. But susah sikit klu pergi rumah kat Msia sbb bnyk guna kacang, hehehe

Kniedaz,
Nasib baik tak susah sgt nak jadi kreatif ni kan :-)

Eda,
it's the itchiness yg tak larat sgt2 kan!

Arita,
Salam. Ramai jugak yg alah pada habuk ni kan and normally diaorang akan bersin2 with runny nose.

Kak Zai,
so far Alhamdulillah Miss 9 ni ok berpantang sbb dah terbiasa dr sejak dia kenal dunia dah kena pantang agaknya.

Madam lala,
tu lah, bila balik Msia mmng susah sikit sbb mcm2 makanan ada kacang dlm nya. Semua sedap2 pulak tu, hahaha.

babylola,
Dah mcm2 theories yg doctors and researchers kemukakan kenapa ramai budak2 yg allergic kat peanuts skrg. First dia kata maybe sbb Mums mkn kacang masa pregnancy and sometimes boleh sbb kan sensitivity kat babies tu. And then diaorang kata sbb introduce peanuts too early masa umur kurang dr 3 tahun. Pastu kata sbb maybe environment skrg too 'clean', budak2 tak dibagi main kat luar dgn tanah and what not. Skrg no one knows why, hehehe