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HAs anyone ever had the hair allergy test done from the website http://www.allergyhairtest.com/ my 3 month old has bad eczema and I want to know if it is caused by allergies, it looks really good but seems a bit dodgy giving them $100 and then emailing results, could just make it up! Seems much nicer than a blood test or scraping from the docs and less expensive I think!
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Monday, 20 February 2012 8:59 a.m.
Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:24 p.m.
I had the hair test done at Hardy's health store as my nearly 8month old suffers from eczema. I found it great! They do email the results to you, but they also make an appointment for you to discuss the results with their natropath . We've since discovered she has sensitivities to a list of foods but dairy and wheat being the main two. As she's still breastfed I also have to be careful with what I eat, but it's great having some knowledge of what she's reacting to :)
Sunday, 4 March 2012 9:38 a.m.
I took my son to a naturopath at 11months to see what was causing his eczema and mushy poo's and he did an electrode type test, completely painless and simple. He said the hair allergy test isn't very reliable.
Only cost me $70 for the test and a bottle of mixture that contained the stuff he needs to balance out his imbalances, turned out not to be allergies at all, but a whole miriad of things that were quite simple to fix.
The test we got done, I held onto a hollow copper tube with a cloth around it, which was hooked up to a computer and he took a couple of readings off me as a baseline, then I made skin-to-skin contact with my son and he took readings off him that way. He just chose what he wanted to test off his computer program. Immediate results. Turned out he was deficient in iodine, vitamin k and magnesium and his miasm's were all up the wop too. These things combined were coming through his skin in the form of eczema making us think he was allergic or intollerant to dairy.
Sunday, 4 March 2012 8:20 a.m.
Hi I had the hair allergy test done for my daughter last year when she was 18 months old. She had ezcema and i wanted to know what caused it and brought it on. I found it great. Got a list of her intolerances on a scale from 1-10 (very lucky she wasnt allergic to anything) and advice on how to limit them and how to gradually bring them back into their diet etc.its been so good and now she hardly ever gets ezcema and can now drink milk everyday again (was intolerant to all dairy). I am all for the test :)
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 4:16 a.m.
Sick prick test will only work if your child has external signs of an allergy, like eczema. We had it done for Flynn (who never had eczema but reflux etc) and nothing showed up. It was then that they told me it wouldnt show up if he only gets internal problems, then of course charged me for the test! I was a bit pee'd off.
We looked into the hair test but all info we could find was not good and there were too many reasons the medical people won't back it, and we decided that we culdnt afford something that was not yet proved and might not give us any real results. It was still pretty expensive when we looked into it. He's 4 now and we seem to have everything undercontrol so not much need for it now!
Monday, 20 February 2012 11:58 p.m.
Cool thanks for that firsttimemum! good to know that that is where natropaths send thier tests too! I think I might try it and see what happens :) I have heard from other people that they are great so fingers crossed for my bubs!
I'm not sure firsttimemuma but is the skin prick test just for allergic reactions - like really severe ones? I think he is just intolerant to something like lactose? Thanks for your help though will do more research :)
Monday, 20 February 2012 9:33 a.m.
I looked into this website when I was needing answers as to why my DD was screaming all day long and had eczema. I did not feel comfortable sending money at that stage for something I did not know would work. I ended up going through a naturopath who sent the tests way - turns out most naturopaths spend their hair tests to this place anyway and it costs about the same. Cost me $30 for naturopath visit and $75 for hair test.
It was well worth it for me and my DD. Came back that my DD was dairy and soy intolerant. As soon as we cut out the soy her eczema cleared up, came back when we tried her on it again a few months latter.
Blood tests and Skin prick tests only test for immediate and allergic reactions not if child is intolerant to something. We have done all these different tests and would reccommend hair tests.
Monday, 20 February 2012 9:09 a.m.
Sounds a bit dodgey to me! We had a skin prick test done, that just tells you wether they have an immediate reaction to egg, milk, soy, nuts etc. It doesnt hurt them at all, they dont feel it. It would be safer to go to a doctor or specialist.
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