How to diagnose an allergy?
The first step in managing allergies is determining what you are allergic to. What environmental factor is causing your hay fever or other symptoms? Is it an animal such as dog or cat, or maybe a specific tree or grass pollen? Allergy Skin Prick Testing is the most common allergy test. A very small amount of certain allergens are put into the skin by making a small indentation or “prick” on the surface of the skin.
If the allergy is positive, a little swelling that looks like a mosquito bite will occur where the allergen was introduced. Results are easy to read and interpret and make specific allergy diagnosis a simple procedure.