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Do I need tests to confirm hay fever?
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  • Usually not. In nearly all cases, diagnosis is obvious based on the typical hay fever symptoms, and the fact that these symptoms get better when the trigger is avoided and/or a trial of hay fever medication works.
  • Whilst there are skin prick tests and blood tests available, they are not often performed, as they often show false positives, which can be misleading.
  • However, if your hay fever symptoms are severe, sometimes your GP or respiratory specialist may feel it’s worth getting such tests done.
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