Allergy tests are done to test whether your body has an allergic reaction to common substances. Allergy test can be done in the form of skin test, blood test or an expulsion diet. An allergic reaction is the body’s immune response to a substance. This can be a chemical or food.
Substances like pollen, bee venom or animal dander or even food which is normally harmless can cause your body to overreact. This over reaction can lead to;
- A runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Blocked sinuses
Common allergic conditions include:
- Hay fever
- Allergic Eczema
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Allergic eyes
Allergic conditions are tested in different ways such as;
- Skin prick tests
- Patch tests
- Blood tests
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