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Who do you diagnose a child with allergies?

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A lot of the diagnosis can be based on the history of your child's problems, and the exam. Then specific testing can be through blood work or skin testing.

In brief: See below

A lot of the diagnosis can be based on the history of your child's problems, and the exam. Then specific testing can be through blood work or skin testing.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
I agree with Dr. LaBarbera. The skin testing is quick and easy with an experienced allergist. The blood tests are to specific IgE (NOT IgG) to the suspected allergen.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: History, exam, tests

The diagnosis of allergies is achieved after a detailed history of symptoms and timing of symptoms, a thorough physical exam and allergy testing.
The preferred testing is skin testing which uses plastic applicator and not needles with an answer in 20 minutes. This is best accomplished by an allergist trained in testing and interpreting tests in young children.

In brief: History, exam, tests

The diagnosis of allergies is achieved after a detailed history of symptoms and timing of symptoms, a thorough physical exam and allergy testing.
The preferred testing is skin testing which uses plastic applicator and not needles with an answer in 20 minutes. This is best accomplished by an allergist trained in testing and interpreting tests in young children.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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