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Allergy test said moderate reaction, but I went into anaphylaxis when I had my real reaction?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: In vivo veritas

Testing does not measure severity as much as probability.
Severity is what happens in a real world exposure. If your reaction was severe, then it is a severe allergy.

In brief: In vivo veritas

Testing does not measure severity as much as probability.
Severity is what happens in a real world exposure. If your reaction was severe, then it is a severe allergy.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not surprising

Skin testing or blood testing for allergen does not predict the type of reaction that can occur nor the severity of reaction.

In brief: Not surprising

Skin testing or blood testing for allergen does not predict the type of reaction that can occur nor the severity of reaction.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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