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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Allergy tests

There are several types of testing.
Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results.

In brief: Allergy tests

There are several types of testing.
Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood and skin

There are 2 forms of allergy testing: a blood test called rast and skin testing (sometimes called scratch or patch test).
In both cases, specific allergen(s) are being looked at, so the doc will usually ask the patient a series of questions to determine a list of "suspects".

In brief: Blood and skin

There are 2 forms of allergy testing: a blood test called rast and skin testing (sometimes called scratch or patch test).
In both cases, specific allergen(s) are being looked at, so the doc will usually ask the patient a series of questions to determine a list of "suspects".
Dr. Jenny Sung
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