Skin tests provide faster results than blood tests. Dr. Roza and Dr. Igor Israel often perform skin tests first to determine what type of allergies you have.
This type of testing can confirm allergies to:
● Dust mites
● Insect bites
● Animal dander
Skin tests can also confirm allergic reactions to certain foods and medications.
There are two types of skin tests. In the most common form of testing, Dr. Roza or Dr. Igor Israel pricks the surface of your skin, usually on your back or forearm, with a potential allergen. They may also inject a possible allergen into your skin.
If you have an allergy, your skin turns red and swells. Indications of allergies typically appear within 20 minutes of testing. In some cases, you may have a delayed response to skin testing, with swelling and redness appearing several hours after your skin test.