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What sort of test I have to get done to find out the cause of urticaria allergy that I have?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Skin and blood tests

To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient.
Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives.

In brief: Skin and blood tests

To evaluate urticaria (hives) that come more than one time, a doctor can first examine and talk with the patient.
Then blood tests can be done, to check for abnormalities in the blood, as well as for antibodies to foods or other possible allergens causing the urticaria. At an allergist's office, skin tests can be done to look for reactions to possible allergens causing the hives.
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Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Usually none

Depending on the specifics of your reactions you might not need labs or testing at all.
Hives can usually be controlled with an aggressive antihistamine regimen with or without the addition of a cys-lt blocking medication such as singulair (montelukast). A thorough discussion with an allergist can determine whether you need any testing or not.

In brief: Usually none

Depending on the specifics of your reactions you might not need labs or testing at all.
Hives can usually be controlled with an aggressive antihistamine regimen with or without the addition of a cys-lt blocking medication such as singulair (montelukast). A thorough discussion with an allergist can determine whether you need any testing or not.
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