from allergy tests may help your doctor develop an allergy treatment plan that
includes allergen avoidance, medications or allergy shots (immunotherapy).
Allergy skin tests are widely used to help diagnose allergic conditions,
• Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
• Allergic asthma
• Dermatitis (eczema)
• Food allergies
• Penicillin allergy
• Bee venom allergy
• Latex allergy
Skin testing can be used for people of all ages, including infants.
Blood tests aren't done as often as skin tests because they can be less
sensitive than skin tests and are more expensive.
In general, allergy skin tests are most reliable for diagnosing allergies to
airborne substances, such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites.
Skin testing may help diagnose food allergies. But, because food allergies
can be complex, you may need additional tests or procedures.
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