Allergy Testing and Treatment

If you are suspicious you have an allergy you may want to get tested by a doctor or an allergist. Tests can include a skin test, blood test, elimination diet and others. Once the source of the allergy is found there are a variety of treatment methods including antihistamines, cortisteroirds, steroids, immunotherapy and other shots and medication. Learn the process of allergy tests, info on prescribed medication, potential side effects and more.

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