Sunday 5 March 2017

Allergy Skin Testing

Allergy Skin Testing

Allergy skin testing is the procedure that is carried out to ascertain if someone has allergies and how this condition of allergies can be controlled and managed. The procedure basically involves creating some kind of provocative reaction that is under control and then observing and managing the allergic response. A small amount of the allergen that affects someone is slowly introduced to the skin of someone who is suffering the allergy and this is done by the patch test or prick test. Skin Allergy Treatment In Madurai  is the best choice for getting clear skin.

The prick test which is also known as the scratch test involves pricking the skin with a sharp object; usually a pin or needle with a small quantity of the allergen that affects someone. With this allergy skin test, a few drops of the allergen that is purified are pricked onto the skin and this is mostly on the forearm. This is usually done to identify how someone reacts to pollen, pet dander or dust mites among other things. Injections are made to introduce the allergen to the surface just below the skin. It also works well in case there is need to know if someone is allergic to bee venom or penicillin. 

In order for the skin to react just the way it ought to, the allergy skin test is usually carried out with allergens that have been identified to create reaction for instance glycerin and histamine. It has been noted that while most people will somehow have a reaction to histamine, not so many people will react to the glycerin. It is then concluded that if someone's skin does not react in any way to any of these allergens then it might actually not react to any other allergens and therefore someone might actually be free of skin allergy.

The patch test involves having a patch of the allergen applied to a part of the skin to see what reaction will follow and to be able to tell what steps to take to counter it. This test is carried out by having a rather large patch that has various allergens being applied to the skin. This allergy skin test is done mostly on someone's back. When the patch has been applied, it is advisable that the person does not wash their body for at least 48 hours. When the patch is being applied, emphasis is made on the application of several allergens including fragrances, preservatives, resin, various medications, latex as well as some metals and hair dyes. All these are added to the patch to be able to identify which exact substance creates the allergic reaction. 

While the presence of an allergy can be identified quickly in these allergy skin tests, there are instances where it might take a while before the presence of any such condition is realized. In some cases, it may take a number of days. In each of these cases, it should be noted that the skin will react by having some kind of reddish color showing up and the skin becoming raised. There will also be an itchy feeling that develops. Over time, these results are recorded and the analysis can be drawn out by an expert. Skin Allergy Treatment In Madurai provides the best solution for any kind of skin allergy for cost effective manner. For more information call us on 7373 163 000. 

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