Allergen Skin Testing

Dr. Harris with Intermountain Allergy explains how allergen skin testing works.

Allergen skin testing involves placing small drops of liquid allergens on the skin and then gently pricking the skin. If a patient is allergic to the substance in the drops, the tested skin area will look like a mosquito bite ( which disappears in 30 minutes or less). For young children, skin testing is well tolerated, and is frequently much
scarier to talk about than to actually experience. The testing provides a great deal of information on what to expect during allergy season and how the patient will react around specific animals. In addition, skin testing provides the physician with a direction for therapy.

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