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Ige Blood Test
Allergic Diathesis: Elevated IgE levels in general, suggests an overall allergic tendency in the body. It is a non specific indicator. YOu should further consider Immunocap(Trade name) testing--blood if allergic symptoms exist in your child, esp. the respiratory kind. If you have travelled out of the country, sometimes parasitic infections in the gut can give such results too. Theses are just general guidelines. ...Read more
Is an IGE allergy blood test as accurate as a skin test? My skin test from 1 year prior to IGE blood test showed additional allergens.
Likely complementary: Although prick skin test is considered better in detecting food allergies the results of blood tests are complementary. I often order the blood test first in a case of a food suspected of causing anaphylaxis. If the result is negative or equivocal, then I would proceed with a skin test prior to a food challenge. The results are at times discrepant. ...Read more
I recently had a Ige Blood Test for food allergies. The results can back at tomatoes: moderate Wheat: Low and Soy: Low. What does this mean?
Complicated: You cannot draw your conclusions from your testing only. If you have a positive test but eat the food every day without symptoms you are not allergic to that food. On the other hand if you have a low positive test but get hives every time you eat it you are allergic. The correct diagnosis is made by a combination of history and test results. You may need a supervised food challenge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?
If you used a: product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. ...Read more
My 2 years baby had IgE serum blood test for skin problem its proteins IgE serum level is 91 4 how i conclude allergic sub?
Specific testing: While an ige of 914 is extremely high, it does not give specific information as to what substances the baby may be allergic to. If the skin problem is eczema, then one would want to know what specific foods the baby is allergic to. Once that info is obtained the food or foods can be eliminated from the diet to see if the skin rash clears up. Once the skin is better the foods can be added back. ...Read more
I have got a question about a patient who have been suffer from hives and have 360 iu/ml level of IgE in the blood test .What should we do about this ?
See allergist: Chronic hives are rarely caused by exposure o airborne or food allergens and thus the high ige may be related to some other allergic conditions. First thing to do is to increase your fexofenadine dose to 3 to 4 doses a day to see it this helps. If not , see an allergist since there are many other options to control hives nowadays. ...Read more
5.5 year son had blood test IGE & results are above 600, is it normal or is there anything to worry.
High: High serum IgE levels generally suggest problems with allergy. It usually guides decision making in treatment of allergic disorders. There is nothing to worry about however a follow-up with the physician requesting the test is prudent to allow your care provider to complete the assessment and provide proper management. Take care. ...Read more
My 5 year daughter.Rhinitis allergy IgE level 1874?Is thr any blood test to know what is causing allergy? Can it be brought down by medicines?
Having jaw pain facial pain since a year and could not diagnose CT scan xray of face but no sign of sinusitis had a blood test which high IgE was find?
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