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What's the most commonly used allergy test if hives?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: All of them.

If someone has hives that are consistent with allergy, they may be tested to most of the food allergens if it is unclear which foods are the likely culprits.
However, frequently people that have hives due to allergy have a pretty good idea which food or foods may be the cause. Most common food allergens are milk, egg, wheat, corn, soybean, peanut, tree nuts, and shellfish.

In brief: All of them.

If someone has hives that are consistent with allergy, they may be tested to most of the food allergens if it is unclear which foods are the likely culprits.
However, frequently people that have hives due to allergy have a pretty good idea which food or foods may be the cause. Most common food allergens are milk, egg, wheat, corn, soybean, peanut, tree nuts, and shellfish.
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Depends on duration

It really depends on your history, and whether or not a trigger can be determined based on your history.
If the history is unclear, blood testing can be done if the hives have lasted longer than 6 weeks--if less than 6 weeks, no testing is recommended.

In brief: Depends on duration

It really depends on your history, and whether or not a trigger can be determined based on your history.
If the history is unclear, blood testing can be done if the hives have lasted longer than 6 weeks--if less than 6 weeks, no testing is recommended.
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