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Is skin testing painful?

Both types of skin tests are relatively painless, as evidenced by the many young children who undergo testing with little complaint. Percutaneous tests are only mildly uncomfortable because they barely nick the skin without drawing blood.

The intracutaneous test is slightly more uncomfortable because it uses very fine needles introduced just below the surface of the skin.

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