1220 Hobson, Suite 136
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What is Skin Testing?
Skin testing is a method commonly used to determine which substances are causing your allergy symptoms. Here at Oak Brook Allergists, we have a panel of 32 common allergens in the area to test on your skin. The procedure is quick and simple: We will start by either exposing your skin to the allergen, injecting the allergen under the skin, or applying it to a patch which you will wear on your skin for a set amount of time. The entire appointment should not take longer than an hour. Here are a few common questions we get regarding skin testing:
How Should I Prepare? Prior to your appointment, we will be sure to visit with you about all medication you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs. If you are taking any allergy medicines, you will need to discontinue taking it prior to the test. There are other drugs which may interfere with the results, so that best course of action will be to talk to a Naperville IL allergist about what you can and cannot take prior to the test.
Is an Allergy Skin Test Safe? Although the skin test may cause some mild irritation, it is not painful or dangerous. Although small amounts of the allergens will be introduced to your system, you do not need to worry about whole body reactions, as they are very rare. Contact a member of our team if you have any questions.
What Happens After the Results Come Back? Following the skin test, our team of Naperville allergists will then use the results to identify the allergens your body is reacting to and develop a management plan.
At Oak Brook Allergists, we can answer any questions you might have about diagnosis and treatment. More importantly, we can give you the care you need to reduce your allergy and asthma symptoms. We also have seven convenient locations! Be sure to visit our Naperville office, which is just east of Naper Boulevard on Hobson Road (Hobson Road is north of 75th Street). We hope to see you soon!