Nearly 9 out of 10 people are allergic to one substance or the other; however the one commonality
that affects most of them happen to be inhalants since they are more pervasive than other forms of
allergies. Inhalant allergy often consists of developing allergic reactions to air borne inhalants such as
dust, mites, dander, pollen, mold, cockroach droppings, pet urine, and much more. These usually
result in you developing the following symptoms, such as
Difficulty in breathing
It is important that you check in with your physician right away, once you start developing the above
symptoms so that you can seek immediate relief.
Your doctor would first evaluate your current condition as well as review your medical profile and history; at this point, you need to inform your doctor regarding any OTC medications that you may be taking at the moment to help alleviate some of your current symptoms or for that matter, for any other health condition as it can have a bearing on your test results. Your doctor, after evaluating your condition would order a Allergy-Inhalants test, to check and see if you are indeed intolerant to the same.
You would be required to abstain from food for a period of six hours leading up to the test; this is usually done to avoid you developing any food related allergies and to enable your body to digest your last meal before heading into the test. Your doctor would require you to relax so that he can perform a venipuncture and draw a small sample of your blood for running the RAST (radioallergosorbent) test.
This test is quite effective in determining the presence of IgE antibodies of the various allergens that it is being tested for currently. The results should be available right away and should enable your doctor to correctly diagnose your current condition and prescribe effective treatment, including antihistamines to help alleviate your current symptoms
Allergy - Inhalants
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