Skin prick testing is a form of allergy testing that involves pricks to the skin without the use of needles. Our clinic is able to apply groups of 10 tests at one time with one device, which is designed for more comfortable allergy skin prick testing. A positive test will cause an itchy hive on the skin where the prick was placed.
Skin prick testing is used to evaluate for environmental allergies , food allergies , stinging insect allergy , and penicillin allergy.
If you are interested in skin prick testing you may need to stop antihistamines because these medications can block the test. See antihistamines for specific instructions on stopping these medications before your appointment.