Allergies occur when a person's immune system has a negative reaction to substances that are usually harmless (dust, fish, nuts or pollen) in the vicinity. Allergens are the cause of allergic reactions and are usually fast, predictable and obtainable.
Allergies are classified into 4 types of hypersensitivity and are formally referred to as type I (direct) hypersensitivity.
If you or a family member suffers from an allergen reaction, you can contact a professional allergy clinic and schedule an appointment by clicking www.marlboroughhousetherapycentre.co.uk/allergy-testing-treatment/.
Here, an immunologist/allergist who is specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage your allergy will make the treatment plan that is right for you.
To determine which allergens you are sensitive of, your allergist will do an allergy test on you. These tests can be done using blood serum or on the skin.
Skin tests are the most common and involve potential allergens that are placed on the surface of the skin where the doctor will observe the reaction. If you receive a positive reaction from one of your tests, this can narrow what causes your allergic reaction.
When you know what allergens are triggering your allergic reaction, you can avoid or eliminate these substances from your life.
Allergy tests are also done on individuals who have skin rashes, eczema, or asthma that are difficult to manage to determine whether allergies are responsible for worsening the condition or even causing the condition.