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skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. d.pteronyssinus=wheal:7,flare:15(mm);d.farinae=wh:6,flare:15.how mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Testing Qualitative: Prick testing is qualitative not quantitative, so you cannot derive severity from your results. Also, in order to interpret results you need saline and histamine controls.
Answered on Aug 27, 2020
Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dust mite: Positive prick skin tests means there is a sensitivity to the allergen (i.e. Dust mite). The larger the size, the more likely the allergen will cause sxs. However, size does not correlate with symptom severity.
Answered on Jul 25, 2014

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