When your body contacts a molecule that upsets your immune system, you will experience frustrating symptoms such as hives, sneezing, coughing, and more. These symptoms are produced because your immune system is overreacting to the allergen. By participating in an allergy test, you will discover what you’re allergic to, how to avoid it, and how to alter your immune system.
Our ENT doctors can easily perform an allergy test for you! Call us today: 912-351-3030.
An allergy test is a proven method to determine what allergens are causing your frustrating symptoms. Let’s look at the details:
How an Allergy Test Works
When you meet with your ENT doctor for an allergy test, he will place a small amount of the suspected allergen under your skin. Within minutes, your body may show signs of an allergic reaction such as red, raised bumps. It’s important to have this testing done in a medical office by a trained professional to ensure safety.
After your allergy test is complete – it usually takes about 90 minutes from start to finish – your doctor will talk to you about the results. He will discuss ways to avoid the trigger and what treatment option will be best for you. The two most common treatment methods are medication and immunotherapy.
Tips to Remember for Your Allergy Test
You can help the allergy test go as smoothly as possible by implementing these simple tips:
- Set aside at least 90 minutes for the appointment to ensure the test can be completed and you can talk to the doctor about the results.
- Avoid wearing perfumes or lotions the day of the allergy test to ensure accurate results.
- Wear a short-sleeved shirt, as the allergy test will likely be performed on the back of your forearm.
Do you have questions about your upcoming allergy test? Don’t hesitate to call us today: 912-351-3030.