Two big reasons to stop putting off that allergy test

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Two big reasons to stop putting off that allergy test

Allergies are complicated. With so many allergies out there – over 20% of the UK population suffer from one or more allergic conditions – and their ability to appear and disappear as they please, it can be difficult to separate one-off reactions from a full-fledged allergy.

That is unless you get tested.

But we get it. Getting an allergy test means scheduling an appointment, taking time out of your day to go, and waiting for results. And if you’re only suffering from minor symptoms, is it really worth it? Well, we’re here to tell you that yes, it is!

Safety

You might think your allergy is just a mild inconvenience. Maybe it’s just a stuffy nose or itchy rash that disappears on its own in a few days. But there is still potential for an allergic reaction to become dangerous. And this can happen very quickly.

In the UK, there are about 20 anaphylaxis fatalities each year. And if you aren’t even aware you have an allergy and are continuing to come into regular contact with your allergen, it can be a dangerous game to play.

Getting tested for an allergy provides confirmation of what you need to avoid. And you can stay confident that you’re safe and healthy.

Knowledge is power

Getting allergy test results allows you to take back control of your life. By knowing what to avoid, you can develop your own personalised prevention plan – a way to minimise any contact with your allergen. 

Even if your symptoms were only mild, it can be a massive relief to no longer want to scratch your skin off or to breathe through both nostrils instead of one. Allergy-proofing your environment will keep you more comfortable. And with confirmation of your allergy, you can also educate those around you to minimise your risk of contact even further.

And finally, if you’ve been unsure about what you’re reacting to, you might have avoided a whole host of possible allergens ‘just in case’. When you know what particular allergens you’re susceptible to, you can get right back to enjoying everything else you might have been avoiding.

Allergy tests are the only way to confirm exactly what your body is reacting to. And it arms you with the insight you need to minimise risk, prevent unpleasant symptoms, and take control of your allergy once and for all.

At the London Allergy & Immunology Centre, we offer expert allergy testing to get you the answers you need. If you want to book a test or find out more, get in touch on 02031 433 449.

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