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My DS just turned 3. At age 1, we learned that he had a dairy and egg allergy. The dairy allergy has since "gone away," but DS still has the egg allergy. Now, it is time to go back to our allergist for annual testing to see whether the egg allergy has "gone away" as well. Up until now, we've always done both blood and skin testing. However, now that DS is 3, I know the blood test would just be torture for him. And, not even the test itself, but more having to restrain him to get the blood. I'm not willing to put DS through that right now. So, I'm thinking that maybe we'd just do the skin test alone this time. DS's allergy levels aren't dangerously high, and our allergist says that the skin test would be a fine measure of his allergy. But, I wonder about any of your experiences. Anyone just do the skin test? Do you feel that was reliable enough? If you think the blood test is more accurate, any hints on how to make it less stressful for your DC?<br><br>
Thanks for your thoughts!!
 
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