Skin allergy test

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Skin allergy testing or Skin prick test is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response.wikipedia
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Provocation test

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Skin allergy testing or Skin prick test is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response.
An example of a provocation test, performed on an individual, is a skin allergy test.

Anaphylaxis

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If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen.
Skin allergy testing is available for certain foods and venoms.

Loratadine

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Histamine antagonists like Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec
Antihistamines should be discontinued about 48 hr prior to skin allergy tests, since these drugs may prevent or diminish otherwise-positive reactions to dermal activity indicators.

Patch test

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Patch test: applying a patch to the skin, where the patch contains the allergen
Foods identified by blood testing or skin prick testing may or may not overlap with foods identified by patch testing.

Allergy

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Skin allergy testing or Skin prick test is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response. If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen.
Further testing of the skin or blood may be useful in certain cases.

Radioallergosorbent test

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RAST test
A radioallergosorbent test (RAST) is a blood test using radioimmunoassay test to detect specific IgE antibodies, to determine the substances a subject is allergic to. This is different from a skin allergy test, which determines allergy by the reaction of a person's skin to different substances.

Prausnitz–Küstner test

Prausnitz-Küstner test
The test has been replaced by the safer skin prick test.

Basophil activation

Basophil Activation Test
Basophil activation
In most cases, a positive skin test is used in identification of allergies, but the activation of basophilic granulocytes with anti-IgE, the expression of the CD63 antigen on the cell surface (plasma membrane) allows identification of the allergen responsible for the hypersensitivity reaction without performing the common scratch test.

Allergen

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If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen. A microscopic amount of an allergen is introduced to a patient's skin by various means:

Hives

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If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen.

Hypersensitivity

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If an immuno-response is seen in the form of a rash, urticaria (hives), or (worse) anaphylaxis it can be concluded that the patient has a hypersensitivity (or allergy) to that allergen.

Dander

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This test is usually done in order to identify allergies to pet dander, dust, pollen, foods or dust mites.

Pollen

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This test is usually done in order to identify allergies to pet dander, dust, pollen, foods or dust mites.

Penicillin

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The test is done to assess allergies to drugs like penicillin or bee venom.

Histamine

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To ensure that the skin is reacting in the way it is supposed to, all skin allergy tests are also performed with proven allergens like histamine or glycerin.

Glycerol

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To ensure that the skin is reacting in the way it is supposed to, all skin allergy tests are also performed with proven allergens like histamine or glycerin.

Fexofenadine

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Histamine antagonists like Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec

Benadryl

Histamine antagonists like Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec

Cetirizine

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Histamine antagonists like Allegra, Claritin, Benadryl, Zyrtec

Antidepressant

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Antidepressants like Amitriptyline, Doxepin

Amitriptyline

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Antidepressants like Amitriptyline, Doxepin

Antacid

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Antacid like Tagamet or Zantac

Cimetidine