What Are Allergy tests? How Can I receive an allergy test?
In many instances, an allergy test must be administered to verify if your symptoms are an allergic reaction, or if they are a result of another issue. Allergy testing is enormously important as many of the symptoms experienced by those with allergies are common systems for other ailments. For example, the symptoms of food allergies (nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting) could also spell food poisoning.
The most common types of allergy testing are skin tests. When you receive a skin test, a small amount of the suspected allergen will be placed on your skin to see if there are any signs of allergies, such as redness. Doctors at allergy clinics can also use patch testing and blood tests to diagnose your symptoms.
Allergy and Asthma Treatment Center
Our Maryland allergy doctors can provide you with a physical exam to determine which type of allergy you have and which allergens trigger your symptoms. Our allergists in Maryland also offer the following allergy tests: