How do doctors find out what you are allergic to?

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asked Jun 12 in Other- Health by xxsaturnxx (540 points)
How do doctors find out what you are allergic to?

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answered Jun 12 by Judy (29,060 points)
There's two main ways that a doctor can find out what you're allergic too.

Those two different tests for allergies are skin tests and blood tests.

With the blood tests the doctor will draw blood from you and then send it off to be analyzed to find out what you may be allergic too and for the skin test the doctor will place a tiny bit of an allergen such as food or pollen on your skin and then prick the outer layer of the skin or make a small scratch on your skin to test for allergies.

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