Preparing to take allergy tests
At the VIRTUS clinic, patients are seen by a dermatologist-allergist who can assess the condition of the skin, diagnose allergic-dermatological pathology and prescribe tests for allergens. Preparation for a prick test involves stopping the use of antihistamines for 7 days; in the case of patch tests, this is not necessary, because it will not affect the result.
Allergy test results
Having assessed the test result (the presence and condition of papules, hyperemia, redness, swelling, etc.), the allergist gives the patient a conclusion indicating which allergen the body reacted to, as well as a list of products that may contain hapten. Individual therapy is prescribed, which will alleviate the patient’s condition and bring into stable remission in case of chronic allergies. In the future, you should carefully read the information about the composition of products that the patient deals with in everyday life in order to prevent contact with the allergen.