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What to expect during my allergist appointment; how many needles will he poke me?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not really needles..

Most skin testing is done without needles.
The prick test devices look like little plastic toothpicks. Depending on your circumstances there may be 30-70 prick tests, less some times, but rarely more. If a bunch of prick tests are negative, there may be a few injection tests, usually less than 20.

In brief: Not really needles..

Most skin testing is done without needles.
The prick test devices look like little plastic toothpicks. Depending on your circumstances there may be 30-70 prick tests, less some times, but rarely more. If a bunch of prick tests are negative, there may be a few injection tests, usually less than 20.
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