Allergy testing for adults

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Avatar n tn It would also help to consult an allergy specialist about your symptoms, and discuss whether an allergy testing should be done in your case. You should consult a nutrition specialist or dietecian to chart out a diet plan for you that avoids these substances. Also, talk to the doctor about prescribing an epi-pen that you can carry with you and use in case of an emergency. Let us now about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the advice. I think we are going to try the allergy shots for my son. We figure that it cant hurt, and if it does not help after about a year or so, we can always stop. Is the cream that you are talking about available over the counter or would I have to ask the doctor for it (lidocaine?
Avatar f tn - Allergy evaluation - You need to consult allergy specialist for evaluation of the allergen by skin testing. A history of concomitant rhinitis, asthma, or systemic allergic will be useful to know the allergen. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Keep a diary of all the things you are exposed to rule out the allergens. - Allergy evaluation - You need to consult allergy specialist for evaluation of the allergen by skin testing. A history of concomitant rhinitis, asthma, or systemic allergic will be useful to know the allergen. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn I am just curious how old does the baby have to be before they can go for allergy testing. On my husband side there is a lot of family members including him allergic to the medicine of codeine. I want our baby to get tested for this allergy so if and when our baby does get sick i will know not to give him anything w codeine.
Avatar n tn My pediatrician wants me to take my son for allergy testing, but his only symptom is coughing. He has no other symptoms, has had a chest and sinus X-ray, which were normal. He has had antibiotics and steroids. The cough has not gone away. Not sure why he thinks it is an allergy... Please advise. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I wonder if I even will be able to overcome such reactions. I have red that adults have allergy for life and nothing can help to get total recovery. I wonder if I should go for shots or sublingual drops (there is also small dose drops treatment available).
Avatar n tn Keep a diary of all the things you are exposed to rule out the allergens. - Allergy evaluation - You need to consult allergy specialist for evaluation of the allergen by skin testing. A history of concomitant rhinitis, asthma, or systemic allergic will be useful to know the allergen. I suggest you to consult allergy specialist. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn I had a CAT scan of my sinus 2 weeks ago and the sinus is clear. They now have me scheduled for allergy testing coming in a week. I am into my 9th day of a 10 day antibiotic for the 4 time. Each time I feel a little better for about a week, and then the symptons return. This round of antibiotic I haven't had any relief. I am beginning to be very worried that this is much more serious than just allergies. Please advice.
Avatar n tn As allergic reactions are IgE mediated, blood tests will show increase in these levels secondary to a food allergy. The problem with the food allergy testing is sometimes the amount of food they challenge with may be not sufficient to elicit any allergic reactions. When such food is consumed in large quantities can elicit allergic reaction in the form of hives, redness of skin, itching etc. You need to note down such food also in your diary and avoid the intake in future.
Avatar m tn I have had a chronic case of rhino conjunctivitis for 18months, and my doctor has tested me for all common allergens but I have not tested positive for any. I have a fairly promiscuous sex life, more than 10 different partners a year. When i saw the opthamologist, he said it must be an allergy problem since i had pillaries on the top of my eye, but like i said allergist found nothing.
Avatar f tn My son who is almost 7 and has coughed since just before he was 3. Doctors have put him on lots of allergy meds, acid reflux meds, went through allergey testing, and been on asthma meds, and now they want to start all over with allergey meds again. Oh and they took his tonsils out for this very reason when he was 4. He coughs worse at night and throws up from it atleast 3 or more times a week. Nothing helps it.
Avatar m tn Hi, and no need for more testing if you tested 3 months after exposure as the igG is whats accurate not the igM.
Avatar f tn I see no reason why it should be more reliable for food testing. The best food testing is a Food Challenge. An allergist gives you small amounts of suspected foods and watches for reactions. It is a long and expensive process and usually only done for extreme cases. The suggestion of keeping a food diary is a good one. Keep track of all the foods that cause reactions, then as Caryopteris said, avoid them.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the very knowledgeable response, I'm going to get some allergy testing done as I'm convinced it is something to do with pollens or food. The condition sneaked up on me over 3-4 years, and I found I was chewing my food smaller and smaller until the tablet stuck and that was enough. Rather than keep treating the symptoms if I can find the cause then at least I can try to eliminate it!
Avatar f tn The issue with igm tests are the vast number of false positives. No std expert recommends the igm. Even the CDC is against igm testing in adults for this very reason.
Avatar f tn Finally, seeing an ENT or an allergist might be a good idea. If you really suspect allergies, allergy testing and shots could be very beneficial. See an allergist for this and make sure they do skin testing not blood testing. A lot of ENT test for allergies, but by blood, not skin. An ENT could put tubes in your ears. I finally had one done and it really helped me. The first two days of having the tube in I was ready to go back and have the second ear done - it helped that much.
Avatar f tn After this, I was tested for food allergies (blood testing for tree nuts, peanuts and sesame, about 36 skin p r i c k tests for a whole slew of other foods (including nuts, I believe) & 24 intradermal tests for other allergies mostly seasonal & animal - it was a painful 2 hours). All tests came back completely negative for allergies (except for the intradermal test for Candida which I was told was an allergy to mold & is generally used as the control for intradermal testing).