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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
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847-247-1200
85 West Algonquin Road
Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
 

Organization website: www.AllergyandAsthmaRelief.org

About Us

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), established in 1942, is a professional medical association of more than 5,700 allergists-immunologists and allied health professionals. ACAAI allergists are board-certified physicians trained to diagnose allergies and asthma, administer immunotherapy, and provide patients with the best treatment outcomes.

 

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A blood test for allergies can help find allergies to pollen, molds, dust mites, animal dander, insect stings, foods, and some medicines.
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Skin tests give fast results. They usually cost less than allergy blood tests. However, young children do not like this type of test, and some...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Because the blood sample must be sent to a lab for testing, it takes many days to get the results.
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
An allergy blood test is often used because:The patient is taking a medicine that can interfere with skin testing, but cannot be stopped for a few...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Some medicines do interfere with allergy skin tests. The allergist will tell you if you have to change your medicine before allergy skin testing.
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Both types of skin tests have little or no pain. However, positive reactions cause annoying, itchy, red bumps that look and feel like mosquito bites...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Skin testing is fast. For both types of allergy skin tests, positive reactions usually appear within 20 minutes. Sometimes redness and swelling can...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
There are two types of skin tests. During the first type of skin test, a drop of a suspected allergen is pricked or scratched on the surface of the...
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Allergy testing can be done as skin tests or as blood tests. Usually, allergy tests are done under the guidance of an allergy specialist. These...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Allergies in infants and children are common. In fact, allergy-related disorders are among the leading chronic diseases diagnosed in children...
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Angioedema symptoms, which may stem from allergic reactions, are similar to hives except the swelling is below the surface of the skin (sometimes in...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
In most instances, hives will improve with medications such as antihistamines. Low-sedating or nonsedating antihistamines are preferred. They are...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
In some cases the cause is obvious—a person eats peanuts or shrimp, and then develops hives within a short time. Because there are so many possible...
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If you have had an anaphylaxis attack:Wear a medical bracelet that lists your trigger.Avoid your trigger. The most effective way to prevent trouble...
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Sometimes, doctors cannot pinpoint the cause of your attack. When a specific trigger cannot be found, the trouble is said to be idiopathic, which...