Before entering the doctor’s office, it is helpful to have some basic information written down about your child’s symptoms and reactions. To get you started, review the list below and bring your responses with you to the specialist. You may also consider bringing along your child’s food journal for reference.
It can be difficult trying to recall all of the important information during the appointment; bringing an information sheet to your child’s doctor not only helps you to remember what you want to discuss, it also allows the doctor to spend less time writing and more time to consult with you.
|Red Flag Symptoms: (For Considering an FPIES Medical Evaluation)
Questions to Consider:
Other questions will be asked to help rule out those other medical conditions especially infection or food allergy. The selection of tests may depend on whether or not the child is currently having an acute episode or is currently well and has recovered from the event.
** During an FPIES reaction, the white blood cell count and sometimes the platelet count changes in way that can suggest FPIES– this can further assist in determining a diagnosis.
Looking to learn more? Questions taken from The FPIES Q&A with the Medical Advisory Board.
Page published: July 4,2012. Last update: Feb.24, 2015. Copyright © 2012,The FPIES Foundation