Does allergy testing use needles?

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Does allergy testing use needles?

Yes and no: Allergy testing is done with small plastic devices that scratch the skin. A positive test will look and feel like a mosquito bite minutes after the test is placed. After the test area is washed off, cream is applied and the skin reactions are typically gone within 1 hour. Occasionally testing with small needles is done for adults and in special circumstances such as penicillin and bee sting testing.

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