I had to hold the kids so I didn't get a good view of what they were doing but I got step by step pictures of my husband!
|We forgot to stop his Zyrtec 7 days prior to the appointment (we did it 5 days out) so they did a histamine (H)/saline (S) control test prior to the actual testing.|
|Here's the scratch test tray after they applied it to him - we're non-smokers but don't complain about second-hand smoke and don't live in tobacco country so they skipped that one.|
|Here's hubby right after the scratch test.|
|AH! sweet relief for this guy who can't stand creams and lotions|
|Now on to intradermal testing -|
|so fun for the guy who can't stand needles! (well, it was fun for me at least!)|
|These are titrations of some of the allergens and it's injected like the TB test|
The remedy for my family? dust mite covers and nasal steroids - I'm AMAZED at how quickly my family improved after these simple changes! I've cut my tissue budget down to pennies (it almost makes up for the cost of the new meds)! Thanks so much Dr. Gelber and Richmond Allergy & Asthma!