Food Allergy Testing: The Real Deal

May 12, 2017 by: Roy Benaroch, MD Article Tags: ,

Q My daughter seems to have a lot of allergies. Would it make sense to have her tested for allergies? A It turns out that allergy testing (whether done by skin scratches or blood tests) doesn’t actually test for allergy. Doctors sort of gloss over the finer points of allergy testing because it’s complicated. But…

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Roy Benaroch

Roy Benaroch, MD

Roy Benaroch, MD, FAAP is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics with Emory University. He has produced several courses exploring medical cases for laymen in his "Medical School for Everyone" lectures, available from The Great Courses, and has also written books for parents and chapters in medical textbooks. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Children's Care Network, one of the largest clinically integrated pediatric care networks in the country. Dr. Benaroch practices general pediatrics near Atlanta, GA.