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CuriousSquirrel

751d

I have never had an allergy test, but I know certain things make my skin get very itchy. what are the benefits to getting an allergy test? what's the process like? (I've been taking an antihistamine for dermographism and just stopped because I think it passed, but now all my other allergies are worse)

    • JnRobles

      749d

      I've had several done! My last one was for metals. Found out I'm highly allergic to nickel. I no longer use metal utensils and it has almost completely taken away the "atopic dermatitis" around my mouth. And I found out why oatmeal gave me so much trouble.. it's high in nickel 🤷🏼‍♀️ who knew!

    • Calibird

      750d

      The benefits as re that you know of any potential irritants to avoid. Most allergists do what is called a scratch test which involves to my knowledge scratching the skin topically with a number of irritants like metals or pollens.

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