What does the skin allergy test result suggest?

Posted on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: I received the results of my allergy skin testing and I'm not sure how to read them on paper. I think there are things I tested positive for and that the Allergist I saw didn't mention to me. I want to double check them.

Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please attach them here, I would be more than happy to help

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I would be more than happy to help interpret those results for you. Please attach them to our discussion or email them to:


and mention 'ATTN: Dr. Shoaib Khan' in the subject line

I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan 1 hour later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
My apologies for the lengthy response, best wishes

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

As the list is quite long, I shall only list those substances which were found to behave like allergens. But before doing so, I would like you to understand that these results show allergens to a certain degree. They are:

+Mild: When the reaction to the substance is mild, and may or may not cause a reaction. These substances can be taken, and tolerated but only when taken in small quantities. Some individuals do however experience slight irritation after consuming mildly-reactive allergens, and I would recommend you to try them only if you really wish to and if well tolerated, take them in controlled/small portions

+Moderate: These substances will show you signs of a reaction, even when taken in small-moderate quantities, but the reaction will not be so serious. They are better avoided, or taken in very small quantities

+Severe: Best to avoid completely

Now let me list the substances you reacted to and the degree for your better understanding:

1. Corn: Mild
2. Crab: Mild
3. Pistachio: Mild
4. Lobster: Mild
5. Coffee: Unclear as there are different values written on each side of its name. Please confirm with the centre that provided you the report, or try to think back on your experience with coffee to learn if you react to it or not
6. Hormodendrum: Moderate
7. Penicillinum: Mild
8. Mushrooms and green peas: Possibly mild or minimal
9. Animals (cats, dogs and horses): Mild
10. Mites: Mild
11. Mold: Moderate
12. Codeine: Mild
13. Mixed ragweed: Severe
14. Lamb's Quarter: Moderate-severe
15. Aspergillus mix: Moderate
16. Cephalosporin: Mild-moderate
17. Curvularia: Moderate
18. Hickory: Mild

It is in general best to avoid all the above listed allergens, but only the mild ones can be experimented with if you really cannot live without them. I hope you find my response both helpful and informative. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan 5 hours later

Thank you so much for the information on my allergy testing. There were things on there showing a positive allergic reaction that I wasn't told about. I'm glad you reviewed them for me. I appreciate it. You were very helpful!!

Thanks again, XXXX
Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
I am so glad I could be of assistance

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again XXXXXXX

I am so glad I could be of assistance, I wish you loads of luck and a healthy life ahead.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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