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How does a child'sallergy test work?

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The allergist may suggest skin or blood tests that can check what kind of allergy your little one has. This should tell you immediately what your child is allergic to depending on what the skin is testing, but blood tests take a few days.

Once the doctor's got all the test results, he'll develop a treatment plan for your child.

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Testing for Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Testing," "Allergy Testing in Children and Infants."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 31, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Testing for Children."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Testing," "Allergy Testing in Children and Infants."

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on October 31, 2018

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