Islandia, New York
A 40-year-old female asked:
Can i go to my gp to get allergy testing done or does it have to be an allergist?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Depends: Some family practitioners who are trained and are conscientious do perform appropriate allergy testing, but some (and, unfortunately, some Allergists too) depend on blood tests that are too easily misinterpreted or even inappropriate. Trust the doctor that starts with a detailed history/conversation followed by targeted testing (skin testing is most accurate for most problems) and explains clearly
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What is the benefit of going through allergy testing and getting injections?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Better control: Treatment of airborne allergies involves a three-part process: avoid the allergen if possible; try medications; and allergy shots if all else fails. Shots expose you to the things that cause your allergies in a gradual way to decrease sensitivity & actually make you less allergic. Testing is done to find out what to put in the shots. Because it is lengthy, shots are reserved for extreme cases.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Could a person get allergy testing done more than once in their lifetime?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 36 years experience
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