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LovingLifeAgain;41340 wrote: Hmmm…. I used to work at an allergy office and administer allergy testing. We did something similar to what your talking about at our office.

We usually tested Candida while we did allergy testing for molds/dust/danders.

The first step was brushing/stamping the antigens on the forearm and waiting 15 minutes to make sure that the person wasn’t highly allergic.

The next step would be to inject 0.1 ml intradermally and make a 5mm “wheel” (raised bump) on the upper arm
-After 15 minutes I’d measure the wheel. If the wheel was below 9mm I’d apply another 5mm wheel of a stronger (less diluded) concentration next to it. That would be measured after 15 minutes.

The patient was given a paper and a ruler to check and measure any delays at both 24 and 48 hrs.

It was common for people to have delays with the Candida antigen.

-I couldn’t believe how big of a reacion I had when I had the testing done! The 1st wheel that was put on turned into a 13mm welt! Scary to think that I am so allergic to something that is overgrowing in my body :/

Yes, that test is for allergy to candida. However, the most important test isn’t that one but what determine your immune response to the antigen. The antigen used for allergy test is different than the used for the immune response test.
Chronic candidiasis sufferers are negative, meaning they don’t have adequate immune response to candida albicans.

Jorge.