Word! Skin Test
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If you think that you might have allergies, a special doctor called an allergist (say: ah-lur-jist) can help figure out what you are allergic to by giving you a skin test. For this test, the doctor will use different liquids, each containing a small amount of stuff that a person can be allergic to, such as pollen or certain foods. The doctor puts a drop of each liquid on your arm or back and then lightly pricks the skin. If you get a red, itchy bump there, you'll know you're allergic!
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