Allergies

Allergies are common. It is a hypersensitive reaction to a substance, medicine, chemical or food, which triggers a range of symptoms including a skin rash, swelling, sneezing and asthma. Allergy testing help determine the substance or allergen that can provoke an allergic reaction in a particular individual.

Common allergens include medicines, chemicals, airborne substances and foods.

Your dermatologist will work with you to determine if there are potential allergens causing your symptoms and arrange for specific tests if appropriate. These may include a skin prick test, patch test or blood test (RAST test).

TREATMENT & CARE FOR ALLERGIES

If an allergy is determined, avoidance will be recommended. Other medications can also be advised to reduce any symptoms.

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