At Texas ENT Specialists in Humble, we seek to provide tailored solutions that meet the specific immunotherapy needs of every patient we serve. That is why we also believe that allergy testing is an essential component of this process. Our experienced team will walk you through every step and ensure you feel informed, comfortable, and safe. We can test for a variety of allergies, including those caused by drugs, food, environmental factors, and more.
The Allergy Testing Timeline at Texas ENT Specialists in Humble
1 Week Before Testing
Many medications, including eye drops, herbal supplements, nasal sprays, and over-the-counter medications will have to be stopped before taking your allergy test. We will email you a list of medications to avoid and ask that you inform us of any respiratory illnesses you suffer from.
1 Day Before Testing
If you have a substantial amount of hair on your arms, it is necessary to shave these areas since we need a clear view of your skin’s reaction to the injections we administer. To avoid skin irritation, however, it is recommended that you shave 12 hours before testing rather than on the morning of your appointment. Those who have little to no body hair do not have to shave their arms for this test.
The Day of The Test
- Take a shower on the morning of your appointment
- Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or soda
- If you are a smoker or use tobacco products, refrain from using them for four hours before testing
- Do not use any perfume, cologne, or other scented products