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Allergy Diagnosis

How is allergy Diagnosed?

ASthma and Allergy specialists ( Pulmonologists ) take a detailed history from the patient .

Physical examination is also done by Pulmonologist to confirm the diagnosis.

Allergy skin testing

Allergy skin test is confirmatory, highly sensitive, reproducible, rapid and cost effective method to screen existing IgE sensitivities that may be responsible for clinical symptoms.

Method

  • Skin surface is cleaned with alcohol and dry naturally
  • Marking is done on the area of skin test site with pen
  • Then application of a small drop of antigen on the site
  • A sharp instrument (lancet, hypodermic needle) is passed through the drop, skin is gently lifted, and creating a small break through which extract penetrates.
  • Interpretation is done after 20 minutes

 

Asthma Allergy Pulmonology and Chest Centre Thrissur Kerala

Asthma Allergy Pulmonology and COPD Centre Thrissur Kerala

Dr Kurian Thomas MBBS; DTCD; MD ; DNB

Pulmonary Medicine Rtd Professor Medical College Thrissur

Pipe Line Road
Mylipadam, Thrissur

Ph : 0487 2333433
Mob : 9446333433

kuriandoctor@gmail.com