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A 35-year-old female asked:

18 m old diangosis with sesame allergy ( hive measured 18 mmx10mm ). also allergic to peanuts and almonds( 2mmx3 mm). does a larger # indicate severity?

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Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Not exactly...you: have to know the size of the hive to the "saline water" control and the histamine control. We aslo take into account the type of reaction the baby had, and usually we do an ImmunoCap test .,,,and take all of this info together in helping to decide how "severe" the allergy is.....see: www.foodallergy.org Good luck

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