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Allergies health centre

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Diagnosis & tests

To pinpoint the allergy problem, and determine the treatment, your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and habits. You may also need various tests.

Diagnosis

It can be easy to forget to get answers to some important questions during a doctor's appointment, so here are some suggested questions to print out and take to your next appointment

Diagnosing allergies starts with a doctor’s consultation. Learn which questions your doctor may ask so you can be prepared.

If you have a food allergy it’s usually clear what’s causing the allergy reaction, but you may need to keep a food diary to help determine exactly what you’re allergic to.

Tests

An allergy skin test is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy reactions. Learn more about allergy skin tests, including what happens during the test.

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