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FAQs About Allergy Testing

Most people deal with some type of allergies at some point in their life and it’s important that you’re able to identify any allergies you might be dealing with so that you can avoid having a reaction. Allergy testing is the best way to find out what you’re allergic to and have a comprehensive list of your allergens. Your doctors at Urgent Care TX in Cleburne and Lancaster, TX, can answer some frequently asked questions about allergy testing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Allergy Testing

Q. When do I need allergy testing?

A. Allergy testing from your doctor in Cleburne and Lancaster, TX, will likely be recommended if you have a family history of allergies or when you start showing minor signs of allergies to specific issues. This could be hives or a rash that occurs from a specific allergen.

Q. How is allergy testing done?

A. Your doctor will apply different allergens to the skin using a small needle. You’ll wait and see if there’s any reaction to the allergen and if there is a reaction, your doctor will monitor how severe it may be. With a skin test, your doctor will be able to safely compile a list of allergens and find out which affect you the most.

Q. How can I avoid an allergic reaction?

A. The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is by avoiding an allergen all together. If it’s something that you accidentally run into or can’t avoid, you should be prepared to deal with an allergic reaction. For mild allergies, this could be preparing for a rash or hives, and for more severe reactions, you may need to go to the hospital for immediate treatment.

Contact Your Doctor Today

Feel free to ask any further questions you may have about testing for allergies. Contact your doctors at Urgent Care TX in Cleburne and Lancaster, TX, to learn about allergy testing and when you may need it. Call for more information today at (682) 317-1500 for the office in Cleburne, TX, and (682) 549-8300 for the office in Lancaster, TX.

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