This test is a great way to find out if you have a specific allergy. It is prescribed for patients.
1. Skin allergy that manifests as a rash, swelling, and severe itching on a regular basis.
2. Allergic rhinitis that persists or recurs after treatment discontinuation.
3. A family history of pollen, food, or medication allergies.
4. Patients who cannot avoid being exposed to house dust, chemicals, smoking, or allergens on a regular basis.
5. Insects are constantly present in the environment of the patient or youngster. Children can be sensitized to pollens if they play outside near grass or vegetations, and they can be sensitized to insects if they live near a rubbish dump or a market where insects or dust are present.
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.