1. Is there anything I can do to lower my IgE level?
Other than limiting your exposure to things that you are allergic to, no. The total IgE concentration is not influenced by lifestyle changes and lowering it would not have an effect on the number or type of allergies that you have.
The skin of the arm or back is pricked with a needle containing a specific allergen, causing a red swelling when positive. It is very specific but requires multiple skin pricks for each type of allergen to be tested and must be interpreted by a trained specialist.
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