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With or without insurance, you can get a quick, personalized allergy test when it’s convenient for you.Read More
This 4-year-old recently ate some ice cream without having a reaction—did she outgrow her milk allergy?Read More
Everyone has their own unique combination of allergic triggers and not all of them are obvious.Read More
Anaphylaxis, also called anaphylactic shock, is an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction.Read More
Digestive and gastrointestinal issues are closely tied to what you eat.Read More
Does this 4-year-old run the risk of having a severe reaction to peanuts?Read More
Food allergies are the body’s immune system reacting to something that is normally harmless to most people–like milk or eggs.Read More
If you suspect allergies are the cause of your symptoms, it is important to consult with your healthcare professional to get properly diagnosed.Read More
There are options when it comes to testing to identify allergic triggers.Read More
After eating a bowl of fruit and nut cereal, this 8-year-old was covered in large hives—what caused her reaction?Read More
Get answers to some of the most common questions about allergy.Read More
You may think you know what the problem is – your grandma’s cat, pollen flying through the air every spring, something you ate—but depending on your symptoms, they can be caused by anything from the common cold to irritants in the air. Don’t self-diagnose and try to manage the problem on your own because your symptoms could be unrelated to what you may believe. If you suspect allergies are the cause of your or your loved one’s symptoms, it is important to consult with your healthcare professional to get properly tested and diagnosed.
All allergy-like symptoms should receive a proper medical diagnosis and your symptoms alone, most often, are not enough. A blood test can help your healthcare professional determine if your symptoms are triggered by an allergic reaction, and if so, develop a treatment plan. In fact, 65% of people believed to have allergic rhinitis and prescribed antihistamines may not actually be allergic.1
About 1 out of every 3 people suffers from some form of allergy2 and up to 80% of these people are allergic to more than one substance.3 This is why it’s so important to identify your allergic triggers. Knowing what’s causing your symptoms is important so you know what precautions to take, and how to lessen your exposure to certain triggers.
The first step is to speak with a healthcare professional about your symptoms and concerns. Any healthcare provider can order specific IgE blood testing. Here’s a list of questions to help guide your conversation and maximize your time.
Testing to identify allergic triggers is used along with your medical history to help establish a diagnosis. This information can help your healthcare professional create an optimal treatment plan for you. Each test has its own pro and cons, and together with your healthcare professional you can decide which test is right for you.