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American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals
Date:7/20/2009

l develop additional, more severe symptoms, including asthma," said Dr. Terrence Zipfel, allergist and otorhinolaryngologist, East Liverpool, Ohio. "Fortunately, the results we can obtain from a simple blood allergy test can have a life long impact and provide lifelong benefits."

Allergy testing methods available for children include blood tests, skin patch tests, skin injection and the skin prick/scratch test. The survey indicated that while most U.S. moms (75 percent) know of the skin prick/scratch test, only a half or a third of mothers are familiar with the other options. When questioned about the factors most important to them when testing their own children for allergies, 93 percent of the surveyed mothers cited accuracy as their top concern.

Other important survey findings include:

  • An average of 1 in 3 mothers reported that they do not know how accurate the various allergy test results are.
  • Of those who responded to testing accuracy, more mothers considered the blood test "highly accurate" (31 percent) compared to the skin prick/scratch test (28 percent), the skin injection test (26 percent), and the skin patch test (9 percent).
  • The top three sources mothers said they would consult for information about childhood allergies and allergy testing were: A physician or other health professional (98 percent), health/medical web sites (73 percent), and allergy organizations (39 percent).
  • Overall, the surveyed mothers gave online interactive Websites (42 percent) and books (35 percent) the highest marks as "very helpful" to teach their child about allergies.

"The results of this survey reinforce the need for up-to-date, easily accessible resources that can help inform parents about the importance of early allergy diagnosis and the testing options available," said Donal Quinn, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthcare Dia
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