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what are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

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Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history.
Answered on Feb 7, 2015
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