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Skin Prick Allergy Test and Ativan
I am getting a skin prick test done on Monday for a possible nut allergy.  I have severe anxiety and the Allergist said ok to take .5 of Ativan before test.  But now I have been reading that this can interfere with the test?  I called and he said no, dont worry about it.  Why would this interfere and HOW would this interfere with a skin prick test?  Is it dangerous?
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1268057 tn?1462734870
It ISN'T dangerous and WILL NOT interfere with testing.  

Where exactly did you "read" this?  The info is ABSOLUTELY incorrect.

I worked for an Allergist as a nurse and I have NEVER known Ativan to interfere with any allergy testing.  
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Thank YOU!!  The last allergist I had told me I couldnt take it even though I have SEVERE medical phobia and have to take Ativan for Paps, teeth cleaning, anything medical.   He said it would interfere with the test.  The new allergist said it was fine!  I see him for the prick test tomorrow. Thank you for putting my mind at ease!!
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1268057 tn?1462734870
You are welcome dear.  

You should do fine.  The 0.5 mg will be just enough to take the edge off.  
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