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What happens if a skin test shows I have allergies?

 

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Your allergist will create a plan for controlling your allergies. This means preventing and treating symptoms. Take these steps:

  • Avoid or limit contact with your allergens. For example, if you’re allergic to dust mites, reduce the clutter in your house, which collects dust.
  • Take medicine to relieve your symptoms. Your allergist may prescribe medicines such as antihistamines, decongestants, nose (nasal) sprays, or eyedrops.
  • Get allergy shots if the allergist says you should. Some people need them when they can’t avoid an allergen. The shots contain a tiny but increasing amount of the allergen you’re sensitive to. Over time, your body gets used to the allergen and no longer reacts to it.

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