5 doctors weighed in:
When can an infant be checked for allergies?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Any Age
If an infant is demonstrating signs/symptoms consistent with an allergic reaction, they can be tested at any age.

In brief: Any Age
If an infant is demonstrating signs/symptoms consistent with an allergic reaction, they can be tested at any age.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Thank
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Varies
Birth with eczema makes an allergist think allergies are present since it is the first sign, typically, for an allergic child.
I tend not to perform skin testing before age of 4 since it tortures the child and it rarely changes my treatment plan. I am not going to start allergy shots on a small baby. Blood tests are highly suspect.

In brief: Varies
Birth with eczema makes an allergist think allergies are present since it is the first sign, typically, for an allergic child.
I tend not to perform skin testing before age of 4 since it tortures the child and it rarely changes my treatment plan. I am not going to start allergy shots on a small baby. Blood tests are highly suspect.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors