Allergy Tests - Types of Test, Costs, Symptoms, Procedure, Benefits and More..

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Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to substances that are normally harmless, known as allergens. Common allergens can include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, insect bites or stings, certain foods, medications, and latex, among others.

This allergy causes a heightened increase in the level of Serum IgE or immunoglobin E. In extreme cases, it can also lead to a life-threatening situation called Anaphylaxis.

It is often said that the term used here is: Atopy. The Atopy is your genetic tendency to also develop the allergic diseases. When the atopic people are exposed to the allergy causing substances called: Allergens. This will develop your immune reaction that could lead to an allergic inflammation. This can cause various symptoms in different parts of the body:

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Frequently Asked Questions


The skin prick test, which is also called as the puncture or the scratch test, will check for any immediate reactions and allergic reactions for 250 different substances together. This test would be used in identifying allergies to the pollen, the mold, the pet dander, the dust mites and the food items.

In the adults, this test is mostly done on its forearm.

Don’ts before Testing, Any over the counter antihistamines (such as Benadryl, with cold & sinus medications, the sleep aids ex- Tylenol PM) that in 7 days before your test.

Do not take the medications (for ex.Tagamet, Pepcid, or the Zantac) around 1 day before the testing procedure. Containing form of antihistamine is also prohibited. You are also not advised to take a tricyclic antidepressant medication.

The various Skin tests, also the blood tests could cause mild discomfort when your skin would get pricked. The symptoms that you might experience are as follows:

  • Itching
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Red Watery Allergy

Note:  In rare cases, any individuals with your whole-body allergic reaction (called your anaphylaxis), this is life threatening in nature.

Your Allergy testing is also known to be a procedure which will demonstrate the substances (allergens) role in provoking any allergic reaction. This procedure would also depend on your type of allergy, on skin, with blood tests and with food allergen challenge.

It can be understood that allergies alone will not cause the fever; this would indirectly lead to leading to sinus infection. Additionally, the conditions like viral infections, including flu and common cold, could cause fever with allergy-like symptoms.

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