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How often should children be allergy tested?
An_190932 posted:
I have a neice that is going to be tested for the second time by her mother, and I am trying to find out if this is normal or too soon? her first skin testing was done at age 4, 5 years ago.
sgbl88 responded:
Hi and Welcome to the community.

How old is your niece? Does she have significant allergy problems?

Personally, I would say it isn't too soon. My allergist has a standing policy of testing every 2 years. That is her norm for adult and pediatric patients.

Please keep us updated on her.

Take care and God bless.
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mrswhitecastle responded:
Did she test positive for any allergies? If so, I'm actually surprised that she hasn't had repeated sooner. Allergies can change a lot -- new ones can develop, old ones can go away, and the severity can change.

My daughter was skin tested at age 3, a year later at age 4, and will be again at age 6. I think the frequency depends on the child, and what they are allergic to.


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