WHAT TO EXPECT
Our team of board-certified physicians are committed to your health. To help give you a better understanding of what to expect, below is information that may be helpful to you. New patients will also benefit from knowing What To Bring.
Allow 1-2 hours when being seen by our medical team for the first time. Your appointment will include a consultation, physical exam and specific allergy and asthma testing, if needed.
To reschedule or cancel an appointment, we please ask for a 24-hour notice.
ALLERGY SKIN TESTING
Skin tests are done to help identify if and what you are allergic to. During the test, your skin (usually your back) is pricked with a small amount of each allergen. If you are allergic, a bump and redness will appear where the skin was pricked. After a short time, each reaction is measured for swelling and redness. A large enough skin reaction is a positive test. Your provider will compare your prick skin test results with your history of symptoms.
PREPARING FOR THE TEST
Antihistamines will impact the results of skin testing and must be stopped for five (5) days prior to the test. If the medicine is not stopped, the results may be inaccurate.
Please read the section below for more information on what medications will interfere with your allergy skin test.