Your doctor will try to find out which allergens you are allergic to. You may be referred you to an allergist, if necessary.
Tests may include:
Skin Prick Test
A tiny bit of an allergen is placed under the skin with a needle. The doctor watches to see if the skin in that area becomes red, raised and itchy.. This can be done for multiple allergens at the same time.
A small sample of blood is taken and tested for different allergens.
You breathe in air containing an allergen. The doctor will watch to see if you have an allergic reaction, such as wheezing or trouble breathing. This test is usually reserved for research settings.
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