Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology   

Allergy Skin Testing

Would you like to know exactly what you or your child are allergic to? Allergy skin testing is a quick and easy way to find out. We offer two comprehensive panels:

***Do not take any antihistamines for a full 5 days prior to allergy testing***
(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. At the end of the test we will offer to put hydrocortisone cream on any areas that are itchy. We know the results of the skin test within 20 minutes. Most of the time this test gives us all the information we need to:

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. Call us today to find out what is causing allergy symptoms for you or your child.