Allergy Testing

Your allergist must first determine what is causing your allergy in order to manage your allergy symptoms most effectively. Once the specific allergens causing symptoms have been identified through allergy testing, a treatment plan aimed at controlling your allergy symptoms.

Allergy testing is ideally performed through skin testing (prick), since the results are available immediately and are more reliable than blood testing.

The testing is not painful but young children sometimes report minor discomfort. The most common complaint is itching from wheals that develop in response to testing that resolve within 30 minutes.