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Allergy Skin Testing

Skin testing is a simple series of tiny pricks made on your back. The pricks contain trace amounts of a single allergen such as pollen, mold, dust mite even animal dander. Positive results cause a small reaction on the skin usually within 15 minutes. This reaction is a small bump, like a mosquito bite, and may cause itchiness. This indicates that you are allergic to that specific trigger.

Following skin testing on the back, some patients may also receive intradermal testing when results are inconclusive. Intradermal testing takes a small amount of the allergen is injected under the skin of the arm to see if it causes a reaction.

Skin Testing Results

Patients will be made aware during their initial visit what allergens they have tested positive to. Depending on the results of your skin test, our providers will determine the best way to treat your allergy symptoms.