1. This test is used to diagnose patients who have a skin allergy that causes a rash, swelling, and severe itching on a regular basis. It is an excellent way to determine whether they have a specific allergy.
2. Doctors order this test for those who have allergic rhinitis that persists or recurs after treatment is stopped.
3. This test may be advised for patients who have a family history of pollen, food, or drug allergies.
4. Doctors order this test for patients who cannot avoid being exposed to house dust, chemicals, smoking, or allergens on a regular basis
5. Children or individuals who are constantly exposed to insects in their environment, or who live near a rubbish dump or a market where insects or dust are present, and may be sensitized to pollens or insects if they play outside near grass or vegetation. Therefore, doctors may recommend this test for them.
This test uses a set of standardized allergens, such as dust mites, pollens, fungi, dust, insects, or dog dander, as well as aeroallergens (allergens in the air – outdoor or indoor). Patients are usually sensitized to any of the aeroallergens that they are ignorant of, and they only experience allergy signs or symptoms. As a result, it’s critical to identify these allergies and adopt appropriate preventative or treatment measures, such as immunotherapy.
Food allergens such as nuts, yeast, almonds, non-vegetarian goods, egg, citrus lemon, and other allergic products can also be tested.
The patient’s forearm is used for this examination. A drop of allergen is placed on the forearm and lightly stroked, prickled, or lifted with a thin lancet. Allergen penetrates the skin, and within 5 to 10 minutes, a reaction manifests itself in the form of itching or redness. This wheal is timed for 15 minutes and the reaction is recorded.
It is a Safe Test, There is NO Bleed or Pain
The report is accessible the same day, and the patient is informed about allergen avoidance.
If an allergen test results in a positive result for any of the allergens and that allergen cannot be avoided, we recommend immunotherapy with the sensitized allergens to the patient. These are modest dosages of diluted allergens administered to patients through injection or oral route.