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Re: Could medicine use affect my allergy test results?

Shea ·
I've had things I knew I was allergic come up negative on blood tests but positive on skin prick tests and obviously positive when exposed to the allergen. From what I understand there is a difference in allergic responses that isn't always picked up on blood tests, and also that sometimes an allergen has more allergenic components in it than what is looked for on a specific ige blood test but that do often pick up on the skin prick test. I have also heard some allergic reactions are more...
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Re: Could medicine use affect my allergy test results?

JR ·
@Shea is absolutely right -- a reaction can indeed occur immediately or 2 - 6 hours (sometimes more) later . Seeing a board-certified allergist is definitely a way to get a more accurate assessment of what your allergies truly are.
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