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Roxboro, NC
A 22-year-old female asked:

Are you able to take a test besides patch testing to see if you are allergic to something? can a skin biopsy tell you if you are allergic to a cosmetic or is there some other test that help determine if you are allergic to it

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
Blood test : You can get an allergen panel drawn - called a RAST panel. They specific to your region.
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Dr. Qura Rashid
Allergy and Immunology 7 years experience
See below: Patch test detects delayed type hypersensitivity (Type 4) to an allergen, usually used to determine the reason for contact dermatitis and eczema. Skin biopsy can tell what kind of inflammatory cells are present in the skin and can not distinguish between what chemical might be the cause. Skin prick test is used to rule out environmental and food allergy. Hope this helps!
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Roxboro, NC
A 22-year-old female asked:

Are you able to take a test besides patch testing to see if you are allergic to something? can a skin biopsy tell you if you are allergic to something? Or are their any other tests that you can do?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Allergy test: You can have a blood test done. What are you concerned you are allergic to?
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Last updated May 30, 2017

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