I hate the blood tests! LOL My daughter, who has severe allergies, had the skin test - found out that she is allergic to pretty much everything and proceeded to be placed on allergy shots for about 2 years. But at the same times as the skin test, I had her allergist test her for shellfish - which is a blood test. Because I know for a FACT that she is allergic to shellfish - she breaks out in hives. But the blood test came back negative.
I also had the blood test. I had them test me for hazelnut and strawberries - it came out negative. Hmm tell that to my body wide rash when I eat them! lol
So usually I tell everyone that have food allergies, just listen to your body.
For environmental allergies, it's best to know which ones so they can be avoided.
But how did you find out that you are allergic to Guinea Pigs?
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular