The testing is not so terrible. She has had a few rounds of tests and does start to fuss when she realizes that it is a testing appointment. I have to hold her in a bit of a wrestling hold and she does cry and complains about the itchiness but it soon passes with a treat for being brave.
The hardest part for me is that each reaction has been progressively worse to the point she now carries an epipen, but still don't have any concrete answers as to what she is allergic. We were first told by the dosctor that although hives were uncomfortable, they were a minor reaction in the scale of lifethreatening reactions. Now, just a year later she carries an epipen because the hives and associated swelling are so bad that her airways could be compromised.
Has anyone heard of allergic reactions that only occur when you have a cough or cold?