It’s an all-too-common scenario: Your five-year-old begs and pleads for a dog or cat every chance she gets. She even promises to care for the new pet every day. You know, though, that’s not going to happen. It’s clear that task is going to fall on your shoulders. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is someone in your household has pet allergies.
Not even Barack Obama’s family is immune to such issues. Eldest daughter Malia has pet allergies. So when they launched their search...
Skin test: A doctor injects a tiny amount of the drug under your skin and watches to see if you have a reaction. Skin tests only work for some types of drugs, like penicillin and other antibiotics, muscle relaxants, and some cancer drugs.
Patch test: A doctor puts a small amount of a drug on your skin. After 2 to 4 days, the doctor will check for a reaction. This test can check for delayed allergic reactions to antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and other drugs.
Blood test: Lab tests may help diagnose some allergies to antibiotics and other drugs.
Talk with your doctor to see which is best for you.