Allergy Skin Testing: Allergy Scratch Testing Procedures in Boerne, TX

One of the major benefits of skin testing for allergies is fast results, and they usually cost less than allergy blood testing. The three types of skin allergy testing are scratch, intradermal, and patch tests, each with their own effectiveness and methods of identifying allergens. Luckily for Boerne, we have highly trained allergists with years of practice and experience administering skin tests to patients of all ages. When you want fast, accurate skin testing for allergies, schedule an appointment with Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne.

Allergy Skin Testing in Boerne

During allergy skin tests, your skin is exposed to suspected allergens and then observed for signs of an allergic reaction. Along with your medical history, allergy tests may be able to confirm whether or not a particular substance you touch, breathe, or eat is causing symptoms. Information from these tests may help our doctors develop an allergy treatment plan that includes allergen avoidance, medications, or allergy shots. Call to set up an appointment with our allergists today to start gaining control over your symptoms.

Boerne’s Reliable Allergy Scratch Test

Allergy scratch tests check for immediate allergic reactions to many different substances. This test is usually done to identify allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and foods. If you are worried about the pain, don’t be! Allergy skin tests aren't painful. In adults, a skin test for allergies is usually done on the forearm, while children may be tested on the upper back. This type of testing uses needles (lancets) that barely penetrate the skin's surface. You won't bleed or feel more than mild, momentary discomfort.

Our Allergy Testing Procedure

Our allergy testing procedure involves a nurse administering the test, with a certified allergist interpreting the results. Typically, the test only takes about 20 to 40 minutes. Some tests detect immediate allergic reactions, which develop within minutes of exposure to an allergen. Other tests determine delayed allergic reactions, which develop over a period of several days. When you want a tried and true allergy testing to help identify, manage, and mitigate allergy symptoms, stop by our Boerne office today!

Start Your Journey to Total Health in Boerne Today!

Come into Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne for a warm and friendly practice where you can find help with almost any medical need. We provide primary care for people of all ages and also have board certified provides of sports and aesthetic medicine, as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. From birth on up, we’ve helped families, achieve health and stay healthy for years! Schedule an appointment or stop by our office today and experience the compassionate service that has made us a staple in the community.