A 52-year-old member asked:
How often should children be tested for allergies?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joshua Davidson answered
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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