How do allergists diagnose allergies in children?

Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
A skin prick test or a blood test for IgE antibodies is commonly used to begin to determine if an allergy exists.  The results of the test along with history of symptoms, possibly a food challenge are used to determine if an allergy exists.

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