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A 22-year-old female asked:

How does allergy testing work? trying to find out if i'm allergic to a scent - skin issues or food that triggers it?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Blood test: An allergist will recommend blood tests geared at categories or specific substances you may be allergic to. They may do an oral or contact challenge to see how bad your reactions are. The best recommendation is to see an Allergist and get the best treatment and diagnosis.
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Allergy and Immunology 20 years experience
There are typically two choices when it comes to allergy testing: skin and/or blood testing. In your case, either option may be available to you to identify triggers for your symptoms. Allergists usually begin with in-office skin testing that takes 10-15 minutes of your time. Samples of allergens are placed on the skin with a small scratch, and results are available very quick. Hope this helps.
Aug 26, 2014
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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