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How are environmental allergies diagnosed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you suspect you have allergies, contact your family physician. Your doctor may see you or may refer you to an allergist. There are a number of methods to diagnose allergies. Your doctor may ask about your family medical history, have you keep a symptom diary, do a skin prick test, or do a blood test.

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