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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 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
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Quick easy test: Allergy skin testing using the prick, puncture or formally known as scratch test is the preferred method to assess for food or environmental allergies ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Just a guess: E usually indicate erythema or the red area around the wheal of a skin test. I would presume that this meant a 2+ reaction on the erythema. In allerg ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Minutes: A trained allergist can place allergy prick skin test in about 2 seconds and interpretation is done at 20 minutes. The multi-test can place 8 tests a ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Antihistamine?: Zyrtec is over the counter for non-sedating treatment of allergy. If persists, contact/call back and tell allergy tester of your reaction.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Lee
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, for ruling out: Skin prick testing is used to see if you might be at risk of developing hives or anaphylaxis after eating a food. If a skin test is negative, it is u ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Blood draw: Finger stick glucoses aren't accurate enough for the test.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy evaluation: Is what you really need, you may want to see an allergist/immunologist, s/he will decide on what test(s) you need for your case, allergy skin prick te ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy is an immune: response. It has to develop AFTER exposure. The skin test is quite reliable, but does not prevent later development of allergy AFTER a negative test. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Allergy testing can be repeated. If you have figured out on your own that you are allergic to wheat (with a past positive on an allergy test) y ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It would depend on the clinical symptoms or reaction which your child has/had. For example, it can be useful in severe eczematous patients as studies ... Read More

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