- Q How are allergies diagnosed?
Allergies are diagnosed in a number of ways. In some cases, a doctor may identify an allergy simply based on your recent history-for example, you always sneeze when the pollen count is high, or you always get a rash after eating a certain food. In other... Full Answer
- Q What is a skin prick test?
Your allergist may perform a skin prick test to discover what you are allergic to. The allergist will have solutions of common allergens. During the test, a small drop of each allergen solution is placed on your arm. Then your skin is pricked in order to... Full Answer
- Q What does RAST mean?
RAST stands for radioallergosorbent test. This is a blood test used to diagnose allergies. Your blood is drawn and a lab will analyze your blood sample for the level of antibodies that cause allergies. The results will tell what you are allergic to. Full Answer