Preparing for your Allergy appointment

As part of your investigations into allergy, you may need to be skin-prick tested. Prior to your allergy appointment, please stop taking your antihistamines for 3 days beforehand. If you feel you cannot manage without them, please ring the Immunology department for advice on 01772 522130.

If you're being tested for a food allergy and have had a problem with any other food, please try and bring samples of it/them with you for testing. Please ensure you do not touch the food by getting someone else to wrap it for you.

If you have had a problem with medication/tablets that you have recently taken and you still have it/them, please bring a sample with you for testing. If you no longer have the medication/tablets, don't worry, as we can always order some for testing if necessary.