Allergy Testing

Allergies are common in more than 50 million people in the United States. If you find yourself experiencing itchy skin, rash breakouts, swelling, or other uncomfortable skin reactions to particular substances, it is important to talk to a dermatologist about what could be the cause. Finding out what triggers your allergies is the first step to leading a comfortable and confident lifestyle. Allergies can affect individuals of all walks of life. Adults and children of all ages are appropriate candidates for allergy testing. Together with a combined detailed medical history, allergy testing has the ability for Dr. Myers to identify the specific substances that trigger your allergic reactions.

What treatments are available?

How Are Allergy Tests Done?

Allergy testing is done here at Utah Valley Dermatology as a skin patch test. Allergy tests are done under the guidance of Dr. David Myers. There are two types of skin tests. During the first skin test, a drop of a suspected allergen is pricked on the surface of the skin, typically the back or forearm. Many of these suspected allergens are tested at the same time for convenience to treat for a wide range of allergens. If you are allergic to one of the allergens, you will experience redness and swelling at the site of the test usually within 20 minutes, but can show up as late as 1-2 days. A follow-up appointment is scheduled to assess the skin and go over the results of the test a couple days after the initial test is performed.

Is Skin Testing Painful?

This allergy patch testing causes very little to no pain; however, allergen reactions do cause annoying itching red bumps which look and feel like mosquito bites. The itching and bumps are usually gone in just a few short hours.

If you have questions concerning Allergy Testing, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help treat your condition.


Dr. David Myers

Dr. David Myers is a board certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. His expertise and attention to detail make him a trusted doctor in his community.

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