Adult Allergy Testing

In order to prepare for your upcoming allergy testing:

  • Please review the Medications To Avoid to determine if and when you need to stop any medications you may be taking. Also note the supplements at the bottom of the page.
  • Please fill out the allergy questionnaire prior to your visit.
  • Please note, the time it takes to test each patient varies but you should set aside a minimum of 1½ hours for your appointment.
  • Please be sure you have eaten a substantial meal and are well hydrated prior to your testing.

Please wear a short sleeve shirt because we will be testing on your upper and lower arms.

ALLERGY TESTING INFORMATION

We perform allergy testing with a series of skin pricks (scratch testing) followed by an intradermal test to determine the degree of sensitivity. We test for multiple inhaled and food allergens. Our allergy tests are designed to specifically test for the common allergens found in the Midwest. We suggest wearing a short sleeve T-shirt due to the fact that testing is done on the arm in most cases. Eat a small meal or snack about one hour prior to testing, as it can take up to 1 ½ hours to complete all testing. Please fill out our allergy questionnaire and bring it to your testing appointment. Finally, please note that you will need to schedule a separate office visit to review test results and treatment options with the physician.

 MEDICATIONS TO AVOID FOR ALLERGY TESTING

You MUST stay off of all antihistamines for at least 48 hours (unless instructed otherwise in parentheses) prior to your Allergy Skin Testing. Please consult the list below, as some medications may need to be avoided for a longer period of time. If you are taking a beta blocker medication you will need to contact us for further instructions. Please ask us if you are not sure what medications are considered beta blockers, we will be happy to help you.

AVOID ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS!!

ACTIFED (4 DAYS) D A CHEWABLE NYQUIL SOMINEX (3 DAYS)
ADAPIN (12 DAYS) DA II NYTOL (3 DAYS) SUDAFED PLUS (3 DAYS)
ALKA SELTZER PLUS DAYQUIL OPTIMINE TAVIST (3 DAYS)
ALLEGRA DECONAMINE OPTIVAR TELDRIN
ALLERCHLOR (3 DAYS) DESLORATADINE (5 DAYS) ORNADE TEMARIL
ALLEREST DEXBROMPHENIRAME ORTHOXICOL TERFENADINE
ALLERHIST (10 DAYS) DIMETANE PAMPRIN THERA FLU
ANTIVERT (7 DAYS) DIMETAPP PATANASE (7 DAYS) TOFRANIL
ASTELIN (7 DAYS) DIPHEDRYL (3 DAYS) PBZ TRIAMINIC
ASTEPRO (7 DAYS) DIPHEN 3 DAYS PEDIACARE TRIAMINICIN
ATARAX (10 DAYS) DIPHENHYDRAMINE PERIACTIN (7 DAYS) TRIMEPRAZINE
ATROHIST DORCOL PHENERGAN (7 DAYS) TRINALIN (3 DAYS)
AZATADINE DOXEPIN PHENINDAMINE TRIPELENNAMINE HCL
B C COLDS DRISTAN PHENINDAMINE TRIPROLISINE HCL
BENEDRYL (3 DAYS) DRIXORAL (3 DAYS) PHENYLTOLOXAMINE TUSSEND
BREXIN DURA VENT DA POLARAMINE TUSSIONEX
BROMFED EFFIDAC PREMYSN PMS TWILITE (3 DAYS)
BROMPHENIRAMINE EXTENDRYL PROMETHAZINE (3 DAYS) TYLENOL ALLERGY / SINUS
CALM-AID (3 DAYS) FEDAHIST PROREX TYLENOL COLD TABS
CARBOXINOXAMINE FEXOFENADINE PYRILAMINE TYLENOL PM (3 DAYS)
CEROSE-DM 4-WAY COLD TABLETS PYRROXATE UNISOM (3 DAYS)
CETIRIZINE 5 DAYS GENAHIST (3 DAYS) QUELIDRINE VICKS CHILDREN’S NYQUIL
CHERACOL PLUS HISMANAL (6 WEEKS) QUINTADRILL (10 DAYS) VICKS FORMULA 44
CHERACOL SINUS HYCOMINE COMP. REZINE (10 DAYS) VISTANIL
CHLOAMINE (3 DAYS) HYDRAMINE RIDRAMAN (3 DAYS) VISTARIL CAPS & SUSPENSION
CHLORTRIMETON (3 DAYS) HYDROXYZINE HCL ROBITUSSIN NIGHT RELIEF XYZAL (7 DAYS)
CHLORAFED HYDROXYZINE RONDEC ZONALON (14 DAYS)
CHLORPHENRAMINE ISOCLOR RU-TUSS ZYRTEC (7 DAYS)
CHLORPROMAZINE KRONOFED RYNA
CLARINEX (7 DAYS) LORATADINE (5 DAYS) RYNATAN EYE DROPS:
CLARITIN (7 DAYS) MEDIFLU RYNATUSS ALOMIDE
CODIMOL MIDOL SCOT-TUSSIN LIVOSTIN
COMHIST MIZOLASTINE SELDANE (10 DAYS) OPTIVAR
COMPAZINE NALDECON SEMPREX D PATANOL
COMPOZ (3 DAYS) NOLAHIST SINAREST EMADINE
COMTREX NOLAMINE SINE-OFF PATADAY
CONTAC NOVAFED A SINGLET ELESTAT
CORICIDIN NOVAHISTINE DH SINUBID NAPHCON-A
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL NU-MED (3 DAYS) SINULIN OPTRON-A
SINUTAB VISINE & VISINE A