Allergy Skin Tests
Allergy is diagnosed by history, physical examination, Allergy Skin Test, allergy blood tests, and occasionally by deliberate allergen challenge. Allergy skin test is the most common way to diagnose allergy.
There are two types of allergy skin test. The allergy test above inhalant allery test for IgE mediated allergy.
The allergy test below is patch test to diagnose contact allergy.
How is allergy treated?
There are three principles in treating allergy:
Avoidance of allergens is the best approach if possible.
Medications to minimize the symptoms of allergen exposure.
Desensitization or immunotherapy is allergy shots to make you tolerant to the allergen exposure.