Patient Instructions for Skin Testing (To see Video CLICK HERE)
1. Schedule an appointment on-line or with our receptionist by phone.
2. Three (3) days or 72 hours before your testing appointment is scheduled, please stop taking the following medications :
• Decongestant/Antihistamine combination medications Astelin, a prescription nose spray antihistamine.
• Any over the counter allergy medicines, cold & cough remedies.
• Any over the counter sleep aids, they usually contain a sedating antihistamine.
• Vitamin C, if you are taking 1000 mg or more: large doses act as a natural antihistamine.
*** If you are not certain if you are taking a product that contains an antihistamine , ask your pharmacist or call this office.
Please Note :
You should continue to take the following prescribed medications :
• All asthma medications
• Prescription nose sprays, with the exception of Astelin, which is an antihistamine***
• Decongestants that are not combined with an antihistamine***
Please dress accordingly. The 1st phase of testing (prick tests) are done on the forearm and the 2nd phase of testing (intradermal tests) are done on the upper arms.
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