What is the Skin Prick Test?

The skin prick test is a widely used diagnostic procedure for identifying allergies in individuals. This testing is quick, minimally invasive, and well-tolerated. 

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What are the Benefits?

Skin prick testing is a valuable tool in diagnosing and managing allergies, providing patients with crucial insights into their allergenic triggers for better symptom control and quality of life.

Am I a Candidate?

Candidates for a skin prick test are typically individuals who exhibit symptoms suggestive of allergies, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, hives, itching, wheezing, or other allergic reactions like skin rashes. These individuals may suspect they are allergic to specific substances, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, foods, or insect venom, and seek confirmation of their allergies. Testing is also recommended for those with a history of severe allergic reactions or asthma triggered by allergens. 

What Can I Expect During Testing?

During this test, your Laguna Allergy provider will introduce a small amount of common allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander, onto the surface of the patient’s skin, typically on the forearm or back. If the patient is allergic to any of these allergens, they will typically develop a localized allergic reaction in the form of a small, itchy bump or hive within 15-20 minutes. Skin prick testing helps identify the specific allergens responsible for the patient’s allergic reactions, allowing our team to pinpoint the triggers. 

Why Choose Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique?

With the information from testing, our team can tailor treatment plans, including allergen avoidance strategies and appropriate allergy medications or immunotherapy, which can be developed to help manage and alleviate allergy symptoms effectively. 

Schedule a Skin Prick Test in Aliso Viejo, CA

If you are interested in scheduling a skin prick test for you or your child, we encourage you to give us a call at 949-287-4900 or click the appointments button below. At Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique, you’ll find experienced leaders in the field of allergy care, Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters. These board-certified allergists, who are also dedicated mothers, are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare services for both children and adults. In addition to our wide range of medical offerings, our boutique provides a unique retail experience, offering a selection of children’s books about allergies and various other products.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!