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Examination and Testing

A medical history, including a current list of medications, will be obtained, and a physical examination will be performed. If it is determined that allergy testing is required, it will be performed and results will be given at that time.

Skin testing consists of drops placed on the skin followed by tiny pricks and/or intradermals placed on the arm.

The initial examination and full testing process may take up to two hours.

Following the testing procedure, the physician will determine the allergy treatment plan, which may consist of environmental control measures, oral medications, and/or immunotherapy.

The purpose of immunotherapy is to help the body build up a resistance to certain allergens (things you are allergic to).

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