It is possible that your first appointment could last at least 2 1/2 hours (if you do get tested on this day) so you should schedule other obligations or appointments accordingly. We do strive to keep our appointments on time.
If it is likely that allergy testing will be done, it will be necessary for you to discontinue any medications containing antihistamines (except if you have hives). The enclosed list of medications should be carefully reviewed, or else your primary care physician may advise you on this.
DO NOT DISCONTINUE ANY MEDICATIONS FOR THIS VISIT WITHOUT CONSULTING A PHYSICIAN.
It is not necessary to be fasting or discontinue eating.
Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
WE WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING YOUR VISIT WITH US. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OUR OFFICE MANAGER AT ANY TIME DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HELP YOU.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT.
THESE MEDICATIONS MUST BE DISCONTINUED TO BE ALLERGY SKIN TESTED:
STOP FOR 8 DAYS:
Alavert, Allegra D, Cetirizine,
Clarinex, Claritin, Claritin D, Desloratadine, Fexofenadine, Loratadine,
Zyrtec, Zyrtec D, Xyzal, LevocitrizineSTOP FOR 4 DAYS:
Astelin, Astepro, Atarax, Antihist,
Azelastilline, Bepreve, Cyproheptadine, Clemastine, Hydroxyzine,
Optivar, Patanase, Pataday, Periactin, Tavist, Tavist D, Vistaril,
Zaditor, DymistaSTOP FOR 36 HOURS:
Acrivastine, Actifed, Allerest,
Aller-chor, Axid, Azatadine, Benadryl, Benyline, Bonine, Bromfed,
Brompheneramine, Chlorpheneramine, Chor-Trimetone, Cimetadine, Codimal
DH, Contac, Dallergy, Decomine, Dimetane, Dipheramine, Diphenhydramine,
Dimetapp, Dramamine, Dristan, Drixoral, Dura-tab, Dura-vent, Extendryl,
Famotidine, Hycomine, Kronofed, Marenzine, Meclizine, Methapyrilline,
Methoscopalimine, Naldecon, Nizatdine, Nolahist, Nolamine, Novafed A,
Optimine, Pepcid, Phenergan, Polyhistine D, Promethazine, Pyrilamine,
Ranitidine, Rondec, Rynatan, Rynatuss, Semprex, Sinulin, Sinutab,
Tagament, Triaminic, Triaminicol, Trinalin, Tussionex, Tylenol Allergy,
A large number of NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS for colds, cough,
insomnia, and headache contain ANTIHISTAMINES. Please review the
ingredients of any medications you are taking. Most of these need to be
stopped for 36 hours. If you are unsure call our office and we will be
glad to help you.
DO NOT STOP ANY MAINTENANCE MEDICATIONS (HEART, BLOOD PRESSURE, ETC) WITHOUT CONSULTING A PHYSICIAN.
IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT WHETHER TO STOP A MEDICATION, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.
ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT INTERFERE WITH SKIN TESTS.