By doing a skin test for allergies you can find out exactly what you are allergic to.
Read the full transcript »
Host: How do I get tested for ALLERGIES? Dr. Michael Reder: What we do is we use these little plastic pieces. It doesn't hurt. It goes on your back real quick and it tests a whole variety of things, all the different trees and grasses and molds and things you wouldn't think about like cockroach, dust mites and cats & dogs and whole variety of other things. We can test the foods. We can test the insects. It's not actually even an injection. It's such a small amount that it doesn't go through the skin. It's more like an indentation and in 15 minutes, we'd find out if you're allergic. If you're allergic, you get a little itchy mosquito bite. The more allergic you are, the bigger and itchier that mosquito bite is and takes about 15 minutes and then you've all your answers. You know exactly what you're allergic to.
Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.