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Is there such a thing as allergy testing for migraines?

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Great question, actually. A large number of people have migraines (up to 10%), and even more have allergies (25%). Migraines and allergies each have their own triggers. So we don't generally do allergy tests for migraine patients' headaches. BUT, a migraine sufferer who also has allergies should have them treated, because they can aggravate migraines and decrease quality of life significantly.
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Dr. Phil Zapanta answered:

What are the tests for envrionmental allergies?

2 main tests

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There are 2 main tests for environmental allergies (pollen, dust, animal dander, mold, etc). #1 = skin testing and #2 = blood testing. Skin testing is the most commonly used test but it requires needles. Blood testing is just one or two vials of blood (1 needle stick usually) but it is expensive and not as broad as skin testing. As an allergist I prefer skin testing as the most accurate test.
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Does allergy testing detect all allergies?

No

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Appropriate allergy testing is guided by the patients history and physical examination. Based upon this one's allergist will make a decision what to be tested for. The test, particularly for outdoor allergens is based upon the common allergens is that particular agricultural zone. Does this mean that all allergens will be tested no.
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Dr. Susan Mathison answered:

I have to go for allergy testing tomorrow. what happens to me during and after?

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There are several different kinds of allergy testing. One is a simple blood draw....takes a few days to get results back, the others are via skin testing......you likely have avoided anti-histamines like loratidine and ceterizine. These tests can take up to an hour, but results are know right away. Your arm will have some reddish bumps if you are allergic, These will decrease in a day or so.
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Dr. Paul M. Carter answered:

I have to go for allergy testing tomorrow. what happens if I have a really major reaction?

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Allergy testing is designed to cause a small skin reaction, but rarely ever causes any other symptoms. You have very very minimal chance of a "major" reaction. Only itching where the test is placed. This can be treated with topicals and an oral antihistamine and resolves fairly quickly.
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Dr. Gary C. Steven answered:

How can allergy testing work?

Skin prick testing

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There are several ways to do skin testing, but this is how it's done in my office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv29BQDpaOc&list=UUhbDGeTAyJ63Q1tSyR1YYKg&index=9
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Dr. Paul M. Carter answered:

Does naturopathic allergy testing work well?

Buyer be ware.

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There are many practitioners out there that are doing things that they call allergy testing that don't have any basis in science or reality. Be sure you see a board certified allergist for evaluation for allergy to be sure you are getting the best possible care!!
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Does allergy testing detect all your allergies or just a few?

Wrong question

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A better approach is to state your symptoms. Then your DR can begin to help define & then relieve these symptoms. Allergy testing is of very limited use towards finding the best treatment.
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Cost of food allergy testing?

Can't really answer

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The cost of food allergy testing will vary depending upon what is tested for, how it is tested ( skin test vs blood work) and how many tests are done.
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Dr. Paul M. Carter answered:

How can i avoid complications from allergy testing?

Minimal

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Typically there are no significant complications to allergy testing. It is best if a patients asthma is in good control before allergy testing and they should be off antihistamines for several days to be sure that the test indicates all of their allergies. Antihistamines interfere with the ability of the test to show a positive result.
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