Allergy Diagnosis

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dr. simi paknikar
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How can we Diagnose Allergy?

Physical examination, history and allergy testing help diagnose allergy.

Physical examination and patient history help diagnosing typical allergic reactions.

Allergy testing can help confirm the diagnosis of allergy. It involves assessing the presence of allergen-specific IgE antibodies using a skin prick test or an allergy blood test.

  • Skin prick test- The allergist injects extracts from allergens (such as dust mites, molds, or pollens commonly found in your area) into the skin to see whether the body has chemical substances to counteract the allergens from previous exposure. If one is sensitive to an allergen, a swollen rash will develop within 30 minutes after the test.

The test results can be used to identify the specific allergic triggers that may be contributing to the symptoms.

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I was diagnosed with shingles three weeks ago, the medication gave me an allergic reaction, I am still taking more medication because my head will not stop itching and my ears are swollen, I have never felt so rough

jamesmathew389

The allergies can be different as the causes for it appears to be different but if not treated properly may causes serious problem on body. 24 Hour Emergency Room Houston

crystal79

I just noticed faint white sploches on my legs and upper thighs look like polka dots,dime size and some smaller.Some of them have tiny red pimple like spots in center. when i rub my legs they disapear for a second and then slowly reappear.I am someone that my feet will turn purple easy and i have sensitve skin as iam getting older i'am 32 years old female.Have been spending more time outside could it be an allergy.

ashokmay1956

I am Suffering from skin allergy since last years leo citrazine tablet give relief for 3 days kindly suggest remedy

One year ago i have developed hair dye allergy which troubles me as asthama attack, reddish eyes etc. So i changed another dye which gives me very mild asthama but more skin itching on scalp etc.. I am in contact with doctors. Advise me more !!

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