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How do doctors test for allergies in teens who just developed symptoms this spring?
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In brief: See below
You may not need any testing.
Common spring allergies are tree pollen, flowers, and grass. If you are observant, you will be able to determine your triggers. If testing is needed, skin testing or blood work maybe performed.

In brief: See below
You may not need any testing.
Common spring allergies are tree pollen, flowers, and grass. If you are observant, you will be able to determine your triggers. If testing is needed, skin testing or blood work maybe performed.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Paul Carter
If medications are not effective enough, testing will guide the prescription of allergy shots and/ or avoidance of specific allergens.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Skin testing is best
Skin testing is the preferred method of allergy testing for all ages.
Testing is helpful to pinpoint the specific allergen. It is quick, accurate and less expensive than blood tests. It is common to mistake the culprit allergen---in the fall people blame goldenrod when ragweed or mold is it. In the spring, trees are the usual culprit. While pine produces much pollen, it is hardwood trees!

In brief: Skin testing is best
Skin testing is the preferred method of allergy testing for all ages.
Testing is helpful to pinpoint the specific allergen. It is quick, accurate and less expensive than blood tests. It is common to mistake the culprit allergen---in the fall people blame goldenrod when ragweed or mold is it. In the spring, trees are the usual culprit. While pine produces much pollen, it is hardwood trees!
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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