Allergy is a condition in which our immune system becomes overly sensitive to a range of irritants or trigger factors in the environment. It’s a complicated interplay between genetics, environment, and the immune system.
Some people experience episodic symptoms in response to changes in the weather, while others experience signs and symptoms throughout the year. Those with a family history of asthma, allergies, or bronchitis are more likely to develop allergic illnesses.
Many outdoor or indoor allergens, such as house dust mites, pollens, dust, fungi, insects, or dogs, might sensitize children or patients. Certain food allergens, such as almonds, baker’s yeast, legumes, eggs, and others, can cause allergic reactions.
Dr. Jasmeet K Wadhwa takes a detailed history of the patient’s life, including any exposure of the youngster to indoor and outdoor allergens at school or at home. After a thorough physical examination and detailed medical history, a skin prick test is recommended. A Skin Test is not required for all patients.
Skin Prick Test
The Skin Prick Test is a unique allergen test that accurately detects indoor and outdoor allergens. Above the age of one year, this test can be performed. We did it with an 18-month-old child. Many children benefit from this test since their parents learn the allergens they are allergic to. Following the test, a detailed list of allergies to avoid is provided. When avoidance is not possible and patients are exposed or sensitized to pollens/insects or are unable to modify their living situation, immunotherapy is recommended. This can be done through injections or with oral medication.
The SKIN PRICK TEST is non-painful and does not require injections. BLEED DOESN’T EXIST. If all precautions are taken, there are no negative effects. It is performed using a tiny lancet. Itching and redness will appear on the skin of the forearm after 10 to 15 minutes of contact. In the same sitting, the reaction is measured and the results are presented.
Our facility is well-equipped to conduct allergy skin prick tests. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. After a thorough history and physical examination, approximately 30-40 allergens can be evaluated.
To stop Atopic March, you must first identify the allergen and then avoid it or use immunotherapy. It prevents the development of Asthma in people with Atopic Dermatitis/Rhinitis.
It is prescribed for patients or children who have a hereditary history of allergic disease, persistent allergic rhinitis, relapses on allergy treatment, or recurrent dermatitis or urticaria.