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does anyone know if taking antibiotics when having a skin prick test

(8 Posts)
cheeryface Tue 27-Oct-09 11:43:40

would affect the results?? the tests for pollen, dog, cat and dustmites
thanks

cheeryface Tue 27-Oct-09 12:27:31

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LuluDanceOnMyGrave Tue 27-Oct-09 12:30:08

No idea, can you ask the person doing the test? DS has had them and all we've been warned about is coming off of antihistamines a few days beforehand, although the consultant did ask questions about his general health before doing the test.

CMOTdibbler Tue 27-Oct-09 12:31:20

It's not an issue. DS was on super mega antibiotics when he had his skin prick tests, which the same Dr prescribed

cheeryface Tue 27-Oct-09 12:42:26

thanks thats good then smile
i was surpised that when ds2 had it done he had no reaction whatsoever to dogs . he had previously reacted to mils dog and had a blood test that said he was allergic to dogs about 2 years ago.
i wondered if the skin prick one was wrong or affected by antibiotics that he was on.

LuluDanceOnMyGrave Tue 27-Oct-09 12:43:58

False negative skin prick tests are possible, DS was like this with egg. You certainly can't rely on them as the only diagnosis of an allergy!

CMOTdibbler Tue 27-Oct-09 12:57:08

He could have grown out of the allergy, and may be reacting to the shampoo/flea treatment that MIL uses on her dog, rather than the dog itself.

Allergies are funny things though - my mum is contact allergic to wet goat, but not dry ones fr'instance, and to tomato plants, not tomatos

cheeryface Tue 27-Oct-09 13:14:32

i actually said to the doc that i was aware the tests werent foolproof (as ds2 was jumping up and down saying we can have a dog yay) and he said he would believe the test to be correct. he hasnt been near mils dog for 2 years as shes moved away so i suppose he could have outgrown it.
funny though he never reacted at all to my friends lab even 2 years ago.

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