Jia has allergic rhinitis and her pedia allergologist (Dr. Eileen) has her tested earlier this year. She tested positive for food. Ang problem was the test done to her was not allergen-specific so we just knew that she was allergic to food but we did not know which specific food (the allergen-specific test can be done when she’s older). We knew though that she must be allergic to one of the five most common food allergens: cow’s milk, egg, soya, peanut, and fish. Also, we were told that she might be allergic to wheath since wheath is also a very common allergen.
Because of the allergic rhinitis, Jia has maintenance meds (the alternative would be to risk her having an anaphylactic shock — something I would not risk). But the quest to discover which specific allergen is the culprit is still ongoing. Super hirap kasi to make sure na yun lang yung nakain niya. Minsan pa matagal yung onset ng allergy. Kaya ang ginagawa namin is to just steer clear away of all the common allergens (except cow’s milk).
Yesterday, though, I had her eat a piece of wheath bread on the way to her check up. I knew that she might develop rashes but since kasama naman niya ako and daddy niya, okay lang.
After around 15 minutes, makati na yung neck niya. After about an hour, when we were out of the hospital,ang pula-pula na ng left leg niya. Ang laki nung pantal. Mga 2 inches in diameter. So I had her take her allergy meds. At least ngayon alam na namin na allergic nga siya sa wheath.