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Does allergy testing detect all your allergies or just a few?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wrong question
A better approach is to state your symptoms.
Then your dr can begin to help define & then relieve these symptoms. Allergy testing is of very limited use towards finding the best treatment.

In brief: Wrong question
A better approach is to state your symptoms.
Then your dr can begin to help define & then relieve these symptoms. Allergy testing is of very limited use towards finding the best treatment.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
After a detailed history and thorough physical examination, allergy testing is an extremely valuable tool in the right hands (board-certified allergist/immunologist) to assist in the diagnosis of patients complaints. Unfortunately many patients and physicians are uninformed as to the value of allergy testing.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many allergens
Allergy testing can detect: allergies to foods, environmental (pollens of trees, grass, and weeds, dust mite, animal dander, cockroach, fungus), penicillin, local anesthetics, venom (bee, yellow jacket, hornet, wasp, fire ant), and latex.
Patch testing can check nickel, gold, fragrance, multiple chemicals etc unfortunately, ige testing is not available for most medications, and dyes/preservatives.

In brief: Many allergens
Allergy testing can detect: allergies to foods, environmental (pollens of trees, grass, and weeds, dust mite, animal dander, cockroach, fungus), penicillin, local anesthetics, venom (bee, yellow jacket, hornet, wasp, fire ant), and latex.
Patch testing can check nickel, gold, fragrance, multiple chemicals etc unfortunately, ige testing is not available for most medications, and dyes/preservatives.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The most common
It is impossible to detect.

In brief: The most common
It is impossible to detect.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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