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    How often should children be allergy tested?
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    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.
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    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.
    Sonya
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]
     
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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.

    HTH!


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