Allergy Skin Testing
We offer two comprehensive panels:
- Aeroallergens (seasonal pollens, grasses, weeds, molds, dust mites, dogs, cats, etc)
- Foods (nuts, shellfish, eggs, wheat, milk, soy, fruits, vegetables, and more)
(for a full list of antihistamines, click here)
The allergy skin test is typically done on the back with a series of small scratches. If you are allergic to something, the spot on the skin where that allergen was placed will get red and itchy with a little welt very similar to a mosquito bite. We know the results of the skin test within 20 minutes.
Sometimes, if a test is inconclusive or we need more information, we may need to do additional testing in the office or send you to a lab to get blood tests.