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Cost of food allergy testing?

Cost of food allergy testing?

Can't really answer: The cost of food allergy testing will vary depending upon what is tested for, how it is tested ( skin test vs blood work) and how many tests are done. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Allergy Tests (Definition)

Allergies can be identified by allergy tests. The best allergy test is a skin test. It is safe and reliable. The next best allergy test is a blood test - less reliable than skin tests but also safe. If we are looking into food allergy then a challenge test is very reliable but ...Read more


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Is food allergy testing accurate?

Is food allergy testing accurate?

Sort of: Food Allergy is diagnosed by taking a thorough history and then confirming the history through skin and/or blood test. Random skin and /or blood test for food allergy in the absence of appropriate clinical history is not very accurate. ...Read more

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Is allergy testing on skin safe?

Is allergy testing on skin safe?

Yes: but only when the proper precautions are taken. For example, one should be tested to the prick method first before intradermal skin testing is done if the prick test was negative. Even then , anaphylaxis may rarely occur. Is it 100% safe? Nothing is. Is it 99% safe, yes when done by a board certified allergist/ENT. ...Read more

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What doctors will do allergy testing?

What doctors will do allergy testing?

Allergists: The best physician to seek out is a board certified allergist. This physicians will have completed 2-3 years of specialized training in allergy. Unfortunately today many unscrupulous individuals will skin test anyone but they dont have the expertise to understand what they are testing for and what the results mean. ...Read more

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Is allergy testing safe for a 4 month old?

Is allergy testing safe for a 4 month old?

Yes: Prick skin testing is a safe and benign procedure performed by a certified allergist and can be done at any age. ...Read more

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Does naturopathic allergy testing work well?

Does naturopathic allergy testing work well?

Buyer be ware.: There are many practitioners out there that are doing things that they call allergy testing that don't have any basis in science or reality. Be sure you see a board certified allergist for evaluation for allergy to be sure you are getting the best possible care! ...Read more

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Does naturopathic allergy testing really work?

Does naturopathic allergy testing really work?

I'm not convinced: I had naturopathic allergy testing and clearing for my "sugar" allergy. I remain unconvinced and frankly a bit appalled at the audacity of the technique. That's my opinion. ...Read more

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How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

How is nut allergy testing, de-sensitizing done?

Orally in small incr: Nut desensitization is still not approved by the fda. Nut allergen is given orally in progressively larger doses, starting from a dose that does not cause systemic reactions. Progressive doses cause a desensitization, actual tolerance after discontinuation of daily doses may or may not develop. Standardized extracts for use in practice are not in use today. ...Read more

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What allergy testing can be done for 4 month old?

What allergy testing can be done for 4 month old?

Not very helpful: Almost all 4mo will be noisy breathers & react to irritants in the air the way we think about allergies. This "pepper effect" is more mechanical & responds to nasal saline wash out & avoiding fragrance, dust, smoke & the like. Some blood tests and pin prick tests can be done, but rarely give consistent results & then only about food allergies. Air born studies are seldom helpful < 4yo. ...Read more

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Allergy testing babies; how old do they need to be?

Allergy testing babies; how old do they need to be?

Any age: Anyone can be tested at any age. This issue is what is being tested for. Typically the very young food allergy or some indoor allergens are suspected as allergens. In an infant only a handful of skin test would be appropriate, . ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as allergy testing for migraines?

Is there such a thing as allergy testing for migraines?

Migraine & allergy: Great question, actually. A large number of people have migraines (up to 10%), and even more have allergies (25%). Migraines and allergies each have their own triggers. So we don't generally do allergy tests for migraine patients' headaches. But, a migraine sufferer who also has allergies should have them treated, because they can aggravate migraines and decrease quality of life significantly. ...Read more

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How is nut allergy testing and de-sensitizing done? Orally? Shots?

How is nut allergy testing and de-sensitizing done?  Orally?  Shots?

Nut Allergy: Testing for nut allergy can be done either by skin test or by blood testing. There is no currently available desensitization for nuts, outside of that being done for clinical research. If someone offers you nut allergy desensitization, be very skeptical. ...Read more

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Dizzyness after allergy testing. I have work in an hour and I can't pick my head up. ?

Rush to ER: You need to call 911 to get you to the ER. This sounds like an anaphylactic reaction. Don't delay another second. ...Read more

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In regards to intradermal allergy testing, what do these results mean: ragweed 15/24 and tree mix 6/12?

In regards to intradermal allergy testing, what do these results mean: ragweed 15/24 and tree mix 6/12?

Intradermal testing: These are measurements in mm of the wheal and flare response indicating that you are allergic to these two seasonal allergens. ...Read more

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My allergy testing even for saline was +1-, but some foods came out + and -. Should I still trust the test?

Yes: provided the tests were done properly and the allergens were not outdated. When the test result is questionable, it is usually unimportant. If you have had problem with a food but the test is negative, then a challenge test may be needed if you cannot avoid that food. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had her iron tested, she's done the extensive allergy testing with no result. any advice?

What do you recommend if I had her iron tested, she's done the extensive allergy testing with no result. any advice?

Please, rephrase: What is the nature of the problem? Happy to help. Is this your daughter? Were they skin or blood tests for allergy? ...Read more

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How does allergy testing work? Trying to find out if I'm allergic to a scent - skin issues or food that triggers it?

How does allergy testing work? Trying to find out if I'm allergic to a scent - skin issues or food that triggers it?

Blood test: An allergist will recommend blood tests geared at categories or specific substances you may be allergic to. They may do an oral or contact challenge to see how bad your reactions are. The best recommendation is to see an Allergist and get the best treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can allergy testing work?

Skin prick testing: There are several ways to do skin testing, but this is how it's done in my office: https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=rv29bqdpaoc&list=uuhbdgetayj63q1tsyr1yykg&index=9. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more