Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

allergies

Does anyone know how they test a six year old for allergies. My kids is constantly suffering from what I thought was colds but now I want to see if it is Allergies/Bronchitus/Asthma?
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
363281 tn?1590104173
First off, go to a specialist who specializes in children's allergies. They will probably run what is called a "RAST" test, this is a blood test that is taken for many types of allergies, both food and environmental. It usually involves a few vials of blood, but that is all.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Hello, and yes I have a 6 year old daughter with multiple allergies. They do a blood test sometimes and others they do a number cart in their backs. The write 1-43 on their backs and stick them with 43 different things they could possibly be allergic to. The pins sort of look like thumb tacks. The kid will probably be terrified but they mostly don't feel the pricks but if they are allergic to any of it, it will itch like crazy.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I meant on their backs, sorry.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Oh and my daughter also have asthma pretty bad. Her allergies are peanuts, tree nuts (like walnuts and so on), sesame seeds, lima beans, weeds, trees and grass. I hope this helps. She was just retested last week.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Allergies - Food Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what causes asthma, and how to take control of your symptoms.
Find out if your city is a top "allergy capital."
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
If you’re one of the 35 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, read on for what plants are to blame, where to find them and how to get relief.
Allergist Dr. Lily Pien answers Medhelp users' most pressing allergy-related questions
When you start sniffling and sneezing, you know spring has sprung. Check out these four natural remedies to nix spring allergies.