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Has anyone here got a scratch test from an allergist? Is "scratch" a code word for needles?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Typically not needle

But rather scratched or pricked with what looks like small plastic toothpicks.
Needles are sometimes used for a few stronger tests. If you are too nervous for skin testing, blood testing is an option, too.

In brief: Typically not needle

But rather scratched or pricked with what looks like small plastic toothpicks.
Needles are sometimes used for a few stronger tests. If you are too nervous for skin testing, blood testing is an option, too.
Dr. John Overholt
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