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Do you get shots when you see an allergist to test for food allergies?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Probably: You would usually get "shots" for interdermal testing, but most food allergys are not treated with "shots". They are treated with avoidance and oral drops. But the type of testing depends on the allergists. Some allergists use blood tests, others may use challange tests, which others may use interdermal testing. All are accepted methods of diagnosis.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I get test done for food allergies?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: There are some available blood tests your PCP could arrange for.They are not perfect, but can be useful when paired with your personal history.Allergists can also do skin tests that can also provide useful information.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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