Skin testing is either done on the arms or the back, so please keep these areas as clean and clear as possible.
A tiny amount of the allergen(s) your doctor is suspicious of will be placed on the skin and the top layer is “scratched” to allow a very small amount of the allergen to leak in under the skin. This is a relatively painless procedure that is easily tolerated by young and old alike. It can take up to 15 minutes for the results to fully appear. In some cases testing using an intra-dermal method may also be needed. You may experience some local redness and itching for up to 24 hours after testing. Occasionally, skin test reactions last for several days. Do not be alarmed as the tests will fade away. Delayed reactions are not considered significant.
Help I have a friend who is a gym goer Im not sure of his quantity or how long he has been taking steroids, but stopped recently because he had really bad neck pain. No dr or scan, ultrasound etc showed anything. Put on huge pain killer amounts didnt help alot but felt after about six weeks some relief. Until today when he thinks a prior knee issue has flared up. If this a result of steroid abuse how long before it heals? Im pretty sure he wont touch them again. He can handle all over aches and pains but these last two injuries have had him off work.
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