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What is an allergy test like to test for pollen allergies?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Easy

Skin testing for pollen allergy entails: cleaning the skin with alcohol, number the skin to keep track of the different allergens tested, a "prick" with skin test device that has a drop of the allergen on the tip and then waiting 15-20 minutes to see if a reaction occurs.
The skin test feels like a mosquito bite it is really quite painless.

In brief: Easy

Skin testing for pollen allergy entails: cleaning the skin with alcohol, number the skin to keep track of the different allergens tested, a "prick" with skin test device that has a drop of the allergen on the tip and then waiting 15-20 minutes to see if a reaction occurs.
The skin test feels like a mosquito bite it is really quite painless.
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