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Allergic Rhinitis

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Allergic Rhinitis - Diagnosis

There is often a history of other allergies and sensitive skin and some people may also have asthma.

A skin prick test may be able to identify the offending allergen (substance that triggers the allergic response). It is a simple test performed in the clinic.

In a skin prick test, a small area of skin, usually on the forearm is used to test for allergies to various allergens. A small amount of allergen is then applied to the skin and the area observed for a positive reaction.

By identifying the allergen, severe or recurrent attacks can be reduced by avoiding or minimising subsequent exposure to the allergen. Common allergens include dust mites and pollen.


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