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How do allergists find what i'm allergic to?
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: With easy tests and
First the allergist takes a complete history of your symptoms and then examines you.
Depending on what they find, a simple scratch test is done for specific substances, which might be causing your allergies..Sometimes they may also do a blood test.

In brief: With easy tests and
First the allergist takes a complete history of your symptoms and then examines you.
Depending on what they find, a simple scratch test is done for specific substances, which might be causing your allergies..Sometimes they may also do a blood test.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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Dr. Appaji Gondi
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Skin/blood tests
1. Introduce small quantity of allergen into skin, wait for 20 minutes and look for small swelling, redness and itching.
2. Send a blood sample to lab and measure ig.E antibody levels to specific allergens.

In brief: Skin/blood tests
1. Introduce small quantity of allergen into skin, wait for 20 minutes and look for small swelling, redness and itching.
2. Send a blood sample to lab and measure ig.E antibody levels to specific allergens.
Dr. Appaji Gondi
Dr. Appaji Gondi
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