Skin Testing for Environmental Allergies
Environmental allergies occur when airborne irritants make contact with an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE), it triggers an allergic reaction. To determine which of these airborne irritants (allergens) are the source of the allergies, a skin test may be administered by a trained professional such as an allergist or immunologist.
Skin Testing for Food Allergies
An allergic reaction to foods can make eating a daily struggle. Food allergies occur when a substance found in certain foods comes into contact with immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the body. Learning what specific triggers cause food allergies allows you to plan accordingly for better management of symptom and allergy relief.