Skin Prick Testing

What is involved in a Skin Prick Test | Preparing for your first clinical immunology/allergy specialist visit | Sensitisation v Allergy


What is involved in a Skin Prick Test

What is skin prick testing and how does it help in determining true food allergy?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, paediatric Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist from the Children’s Clinic in Bondi Junction describes what is involved in a skin prick test, as well as how these tests are interpreted by clinical immunology/allergy specialists when diagnosing food allergy. The individual’s history of signs or symptoms is seriously considered alongside skin prick test results before a diagnosis can be made.

Preparing for your first clinical immunology/allergy specialist visit

What should you expect when you visit clinical immunology/allergy specialist for the first time?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, provides an overview of what a first appointment entails and suggests things you can do to ensure that you come away with detailed information about your/your child’s condition.

Sensitisation v Allergy

Is it possible to be sensitised to a substance, but not allergic to it?

In this video A&AA Medical Advisory Board member Dr Brynn Wainstein, paediatric Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist explains the difference between allergy and sensitisation, and discusses why it is important allergy testing is done in consultation with clinical immunology/allergy specialist.  

Content updated May 2020

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