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Allergies and intolerances

skin prick tests

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tatty33 · 22/12/2007 17:59

Bit of advice needed..

Can I be reassured about a negative skin prick test for dogs and cats for my 9 month old. I would love to relax now, but a friend told me if babies havn't had enough exposure to the allergen the result can't be guaranteed.

Thanks, hope eveyone has a healthy and peaceful christmas as possible.

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tatt · 22/12/2007 20:57

tests are never 100% reliable, even if your child has been exposed. If you're thinking of getting a cat the Cat Protection League will take the cat back if a child does have an allergy but with a baby they will only let you have a cat, not a kitten.

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ISawSantaKissingKerrysNorks · 22/12/2007 20:59

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bunnyhohohunny · 23/12/2007 00:01

I was told that negative skin prick tests at 95% accurate, but positive ones only 50%
hth

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