Allergy test?

Radar Lover

I will be taking two of my kids to get tested for allergies. Has anyone here ever get tested? Does it hurt as bad as I hear? I am trying to keep my kids calm but the closer our appointment gets the more I worry about it.

Advice?

Sep 04, 2014 @ 06:56 pm


5 Replies

TaraHoock

Took my son before

I took my 8 year old when he was 5 and its not bad at all. He has severe allergies and ever one he was poked with he was allergic to :( It used to be way worse my husband told me but now they just rub a cotton q-tip on your back in a block formation and then they have a little needle they kind of run across each spot. no blood or anything. The worst part was laying there waiting the 30 minutes for results. Good luck
Sep 05, 2014 @ 10:59 am
Tatdewar

Yuck

Ya it's not fun, especially if you get a lot of reactions. Just a day of annoyance really.
Sep 08, 2014 @ 08:02 pm
mom2girls1974

It is not bad..

It will depend what they are getting done, my daughter has had a lot of different allergy tests done. There is skin testing (scratch tests) and also a blood test (like blood work -that is more unusual as it is very expensive) the scratch test is a bit uncomfortable depending on where it is done -usually on arm my daughter does not feel it usually) it takes very little time, less than a hour total I would think. I bring a small reward, like a small toy -no food will be aloud in a allergists office. Just a heads up.
Sep 14, 2014 @ 10:18 am
Anonymous

Depends on the test - not so bad

Hi there! It really depends on the type of test that your children are getting. A lot of people seem to be gravitating towards the blood tests now because it tests for intolerances as well. The scratch test on the skin's surface tests more for a larger reaction and allergy. The blood test for intolerances is no issue at all! It's just a little pinprick which a little device that moves so fast you can barely feel it. The scratch test is a lengthier test and they could have some discomfort, but I'm sure that's nothing a doctor's lollipop can't fix!
Sep 14, 2014 @ 12:02 pm
Cat22

Depends on the test - not so bad

Hi there! It really depends on the type of test that your children are getting. A lot of people seem to be gravitating towards the blood tests now because it tests for intolerances as well. The scratch test on the skin's surface tests more for a larger reaction and allergy. The blood test for intolerances is no issue at all! It's just a little pinprick which a little device that moves so fast you can barely feel it. The scratch test is a lengthier test and they could have some discomfort, but I'm sure that's nothing a doctor's lollipop can't fix!
Sep 14, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

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