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Can you take benadryl (diphenhydramine) before a blood tests for ige antibodies to foods? my son has a test coming up and i wasn't sure if benadryl (diphenhydramine) would affect the results

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

I believe that most allergists would recommend not taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for about three days prior to allergy testing to avoid blunting the response. Take care.

Answered Jan 15, 2018

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

The drug can affect some parts of allergy tests and so should be avoided.

Answered Jan 15, 2018

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