My child has a Skin Prick Test to check for allergies

Sophie has a Skin Prick Test: little drops are placed on her arm and a small lancet is used to make tiny pricks through the top layer of her skin. Sophie is very happy and relieved when she finds out this doesn't hurt. This test is used to check for allergies. You can be allergic to food such as eggs, milk, wheat, fish, nuts and to animals and pollen from trees, grass and plants. Parents can watch this video themselves or together with their child before the appointment depending on the age and ability of the child. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.


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