If you are experiencing allergy symptoms or reactions but are unsure of the substance causing you pain, skin tests can identify the exact allergen in just a single visit. By administering a skin test, your provider can check for allergic reactions to over 50 different substances at once, such as pollen, mold, foods, pet dander, and dust mites. Skin test results give your provider the proper data they need to develop a customized treatment plan that builds your allergen immunity over time.
Before your skin test appointment, take a moment to consider your pain points and reactions to different substances. By providing your medical history, signs and symptoms, and current treatment methods, your doctor can determine if allergies run in your family and if an allergic reaction is most likely causing you pain. To search for additional signs that point to an allergic reaction, your provider may perform a physical examination before your skin test. With all of this information, your provider can get a thorough understanding of your allergies and begin to outline a tailored treatment plan that fits your unique needs and lifestyle.