Doctor insights on:
What Does A Class 3 Allergy Mean
High level allergy: When food allergies are evaluated by blood tests, the amount of allergic antibody (ige) against a particular food is quantified and a classification is assigned. The higher the class, the more antibody was found against that food. Class 0 has little or no ige detected while class 6 means very high levels were found. Most allergists feel class 3 or higher indicates significant allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Moderate RAST result: Dr. Shulan is correct: type 3 immune reactions involve igg & antigen. "class 3 allergy" may also refer to rast, a blood test for detecting ige against antigen. For convenience labs define from 5 to 7 levels. Class 2 is often borderline & class 3 low positive. But positive is positive. There is little significant difference between class 3 & class 6. Photo: dr & dr ishizaka, discoverers of ige. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
History is more imp: Not really sure what is meant by this. For food allergy the most important aspect in making this diagnosis is the patient history and what type of reaction occurered. Then food allergy skin test or blood test are done to confirm the history. The level of positivity on these tests are not really predictive of the type of reaction one could have. ...Read more
My 10 month old son has a class 3 allergy to peanuts and milk. When given milk products his face breaks out in hives. is class 3 serious?
I got allergy test result for my 9 month old son but don't know how to read it. report has two columns: "Kiu(A)/L" and "class". What does each mean?
Talk to doctor: A test by itself cannot make a diagnosis and it is the job of the doctor who ordered the tests to interpret them for you. Do give him a call. ...Read more
If my allergy blood tests detected class 1 for milk and class 2 for wheat and egg and I ate pizza tonight with no reaction, means I'm not allergic?
History most impt: Allergy testing is used as a tool to confirm or eliminate allergens as a cause for allergies. The most common way to test is either on the skin or in the blood. If you have not had an allergic reaction to the foods mentioned above, then you are not allergic. Being reactive on the skin or finding allergic antibodies in blood means little without a history or lack of history to confirm. ...Read more
63 year-old woman still has continuous mild stomach pain affecting her daily life, despite 3 yrs of medical treatment for gastritis found after.....?
I was around dogs for about 2-3 hours and haven't seen my asthma or allergy flare up. Does this still mean I am allergic to dogs?
My prick test of dust allergy is positive and my IgE level is 498 and lymphocyte low 38.2 and neutrophil high 42.3 what does mean ?
There is a differenc: If the 42.3 and 38.2 are percents of your total white blood cell (WBC) count they're fine. What did your board certified allergist tell you? If you didn't see one that's why you should have. Doing or ordering a test is technical, appropriate interpretation, explanation, and treatment is the extensively taught, practiced and honed skill of a specialist. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What does a class 3 allergy to eggs mean?
- What does ige class 3 mean?
- What does 3 irregular heartbeats in a row mean?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is a class 3 allergy?
- What does a cpk of 240 mean?
- What does it mean if you feel a pulse in your stomach?
- What does it mean when a girls nipples stay hard?
- Talk to an allergist and immunologist online for free