Tag Archives: Skin prick test

What will happen if I have a skin prick test?

A small amount of allergen is put just under the skin to produce a localised reaction. This looks like a wheal (bump) and flare (redness) at the puncture site. The type of allergen used is decided after consultation with medical staff and based on each person’s medical history and symptoms . Roughly between 6-15 allergens […]

Other tests to confirm asthma

Other tests are often required to ensure there are not other underlying conditions that are affecting your breathing. This can help to confirm a diagnosis of asthma: Blood samples Chest x-ray Skin prick test Electrocardiograph (ECG) Blood test are done – mainly to check for other underlying conditions A chest X ray – to check […]