Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Delayed reaction in intradermal allergy testing?
Question: I am still experiencing an allergic reaction to intradermal allergy skin testing. I have joint pain in my shoulder on the arm where allergy testing occurred.  My skin is warm to the touch over the area tested and the skin marks where injections were done are larger though less raised than after the initial test. What should I do? I have applied a prescription steroid cream. I have taken my normal antihistamine. I have taken benadryl on top of it.  

Background: I have seen a new allergy doctor recently.  48 hours ago, I went for a visit for allergy skin testing.  They performed the skin ***** test on my forearms then proceeded to do intradermal skin testing.  I was allergic to all intradermal tests except dogs.  This is not the first time I've had skin testing done so this was what I expected. I have attempted to google delayed reactions and intradermal skin test but not results. Other than pain, warmth, and itchiness of the affected arm, I don't think I'm having any other symptoms. I am sleepier than normal but chalking it up to the increase in antihistamines (though I don't usually have that reaction even with large doses of antihistamine).
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Delayed reactions usually occur after 48 hrs. If the allergic reactions to the intradermal testing are not responding to anti histamines and if your symptoms are increasing in severity, consult your doctor, he may start you on oral steroids.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Allergy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Asthma Answerers
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
AB
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
Nelson, New Zealand