Carefully review the medication lists at the links below. Follow the instructions on when to stop the medications that interfere with allergy testing. If the medication that needs to be stopped was not prescribed by your Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist doctor, contact the prescribing doctor to confirm that you may safely stop taking the medication for the duration required prior to testing.
If you are taking a medication listed under the Beta Blocker list, it is very important that you discuss with your prescribing physician if you may change that medication for testing and long term, should you need to start allergy injections. Patients taking Beta Blocker medications may not receive allergy injections as these medications interfere with the medications we give for extreme reactions and can result in patient injury or even death. If you are unable to change to another medication your treatment plan may need to be changed to medical management or sublingual therapy.
You will need to avoid injections or vaccinations for 72 hours prior to your allergy test.
**Since we are not performing PFTs on everyone, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test is not required for everyone, just those doing the PFTS**