Allergy Inhalant Skin Test

Overview of a Inhalant Skin Test

The risks in this type of allergy testing are very low, but some minor red bumps may appear to show that the allergic reaction is possible. In rare cases does a severe allergic reaction take place, but that is why it is best to have these tests done in your allergist’s office. Your allergist will have the necessary medications ready and will know what to look for.

Risks of a Inhalant Skin Test

The risks in this type of allergy testing are very low, but some minor red bumps may appear to show that the allergic reaction is possible. In rare cases does a severe allergic reaction take place, but that is why it is best to have these tests done in your allergist’s office. Your allergist will have the necessary medications ready and will know what to look for.

Methods of a Inhalant Skin Test

The most common method of an inhalant skin test is the prick method. In this method, the allergist will place a small drop of the allergen on your skin and will then prick the skin. If you have an allergy, the place where the allergen was placed will turn red and raised. During an intradermal allergy test, the allergen is directly injected under the skin. The intradermal test is typically done if the prick test comes back negative and the allergen is thought to be positive.

Common Inhalant Allergy Symptoms

The most common method of an inhalant skin test is the prick method. In this method, the allergist will place a small drop of the allergen on your skin and will then prick the skin. If you have an allergy, the place where the allergen was placed will turn red and raised. During an intradermal allergy test, the allergen is directly injected under the skin. The intradermal test is typically done if the prick test comes back negative and the allergen is thought to be positive.

Results of a Inhalant Skin Test

The results of your allergy test will be completed before you leave the office. Once you know what allergies you have, then you can properly avoid them. In some cases, it is hard to avoid the allergen, in cases such as pollen. If the allergen is unavoidable then your allergist will recommend a medication or treatment plan. Once you have your symptoms under control, you will notice that your quality of life is higher.