Allergy Testing Can Help You Avoid Your Allergy Triggers

An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system is unable to react positively to harmless substances (dust or pollen, nuts, or fish) in its environment. The allergen causes an allergic reaction. The reactions are typically swift as well as predictable. 

Allergies are classified into four types of hypersensitivity. If you or a member of your family are affected by the effects of an allergen, contact a specialist allergy clinic to schedule an appointment at

Test and Prevention

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To identify the allergens that you are allergic to Your allergist will perform allergy tests on you. The tests can be conducted with blood serum or directly on the skin. Skin tests are the most popular and involve the potential allergens being applied to the skin. 

The doctor will monitor the reaction. If you experience positive results in any of your tests it can help pinpoint the cause of your allergic reaction. Once you understand the triggers for the allergic reaction, then you can eliminate or reduce the substance from your daily life.

Allergy testing can be done for those who suffer from eczema or skin-rashes or asthma that are difficult to control to determine if an allergic reaction is a reason for making the condition more severe or even the cause of the problem.

An allergist/immunologist usually recommends allergy shots for patients that have severe allergy symptoms that may not respond well to medication, or for individuals that may not be able to tolerate allergy medicines. Another method to combat allergic reactions is to use allergy medications. A variety of medications can assist in managing your allergies. For instance, antihistamines for treating hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and other conditions such as hives.