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what is an allergy scratch test for?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tests for allergies: Allergy scratch tests are used to assess whether or not you are allergic to pollen, mold, pets, dust mites, insects, foods, etc...
Answered on Nov 19, 2012

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