A 38-year-old member asked:

Hi im a 23 yr grl ..how to know whether my skin is sensitive(allergic)to turmeric?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Can't tell: You can't tell until you use it on your skin. But then, what is the purpose since the odor of tumeric is not that pleasant on the skin even though i love curry.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
See your PCP: Who can order a blood test (rast) for turmeric. Under an allergist or dermatologist's supervision a small amount of turmeric could be applied to your forearm and either pricked with a sharp sterile point or covered with a bandage for one to two days to detect immediate or delayed allergic reactions respectively. Kids don't try this at home if reaction has been severe.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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