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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
1 sec and 20 min: Putting on the test takes 1 or 2 seconds. You then wait 20 minutes to have the tests read.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Best allergy test: Scratch or prick skin testing is the primary skin test method used by allergists. A drop of the material in question is put on the surface of the skin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy skin test: Allergy skin tests in the hands of a trained allergist are very helpful in determining the most likely causes of allergy symptoms. No test is perfect, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tests for allergies: Allergy scratch tests are used to assess whether or not you are allergic to pollen, mold, pets, dust mites, insects, foods, etc...
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Skin allergy testing can check for number of allergens. These include environmental and food allergens.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ST reaction: The skin test response to allergen may start within minutes followed by a delayed response from 2-8 hrs later. The delayed reaction may linger for a f ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an allergist: You should find an expert to help you out on this. Food allergy is rarely a cause for chronic hives.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Allergy test: An allergist will introduce small amounts of specific antigens or substances that can cause allergy through a small needle into the skin. The allergis ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Borderline: Depending on your history and symptoms, some results can be significant, other not. Your allergist should advice you best.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
For what?: What do you need a second opinion for? The person to discuss this with is your doctor who should be able to suggest a doctor for second review. This ... Read More

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