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What does it mean to get an allergy test? What happens during an allergy test?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Skin prick/lab test

To be checked for allergy, usually you have a skin prick test to introduce a small amount of the allergen into the superficial layer of your skin (often done on your back or forearm).
Alternatively, sometimes a blood test is checked instead to check for allergic antibody specific to an allergen (example, milk or dog dander).

In brief: Skin prick/lab test

To be checked for allergy, usually you have a skin prick test to introduce a small amount of the allergen into the superficial layer of your skin (often done on your back or forearm).
Alternatively, sometimes a blood test is checked instead to check for allergic antibody specific to an allergen (example, milk or dog dander).
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To check for allergy

If you think you are allergic to something then an allergist takes your history and examines you.
Then scratch testing is usually done on the skin - without needles. Not really painful. A drop of possible allergic substances is put in the skin. If you have an allergy a small welt- like a mosquito bite shows up. The allergist then interprets that along with your history.

In brief: To check for allergy

If you think you are allergic to something then an allergist takes your history and examines you.
Then scratch testing is usually done on the skin - without needles. Not really painful. A drop of possible allergic substances is put in the skin. If you have an allergy a small welt- like a mosquito bite shows up. The allergist then interprets that along with your history.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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