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Confirm Your Allergies with
Allergy Testing
If you think you have allergies, it is important
to confirm them so you can begin treating
them. Having a runny nose, red ...
The Skin Prick Test
The skin prick test helps you
determine the substances you
are allergic to. Here is how it
works. The ...
It takes about 20 minutes for the test to work. If
your skin reacts to the allergen, you are allergic
to it. If there is n...
The Intradermal Skin Test
With the intradermal skin
test, allergens are injected
directly into your skin. The
doctor then ...
The Patch Test
The patch test is used to
determine allergens that
cause skin reactions after
they touch your skin. In
this...
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Confirm Your Allergies with Allergy Testing

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If you think you have allergies, it is important to confirm them so you can begin treating them. Having a runny nose, red eyes, irritated throat and frequent sneezing are all signs of Allergic reactions. Teressa Todd added that once you know you have allergies you can start taking medication to control them.

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Confirm Your Allergies with Allergy Testing

  1. 1. Confirm Your Allergies with Allergy Testing
  2. 2. If you think you have allergies, it is important to confirm them so you can begin treating them. Having a runny nose, red eyes, irritated throat and frequent sneezing are all signs of allergic reactions. More info on: http://naturopathycourse.com/
  3. 3. The Skin Prick Test The skin prick test helps you determine the substances you are allergic to. Here is how it works. The doctor will put the substances you could be allergic to on your arm or back. Then he will prick your skin so the allergen goes into the top layer of your skin. More info on: http://naturopathycourse.com/
  4. 4. It takes about 20 minutes for the test to work. If your skin reacts to the allergen, you are allergic to it. If there is no reaction you aren't allergic to the substance. Skin prick testing allows medical professionals to test for a few different allergens at once. More info on: http://naturopathycourse.com/
  5. 5. The Intradermal Skin Test With the intradermal skin test, allergens are injected directly into your skin. The doctor then looks for allergic reactions at the injection site. This test is often used if the doctor thinks you are allergic to something specific, like peanuts or bee stings. More info on: http://naturopathycourse.com/
  6. 6. The Patch Test The patch test is used to determine allergens that cause skin reactions after they touch your skin. In this test the potential allergens are taped to your skin for 48 hours. In 96 hours, the doctor will examine the area and see if you have had an allergic reaction. More info on: http://naturopathycourse.com/

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