Getting tested for allergies is a great way to learn what allergens you should avoid, and discover what kind of treatment can provide you with the best results. Out of the various testing methods available, blood prick tests are the best and most convenient for many people.
Order your allergy test from Wyndly now, or you read on to learn more about allergy tests and how they work.
What Is a Blood Prick Test?
Allergies happen when your body’s immune system responds to harmless allergens in the same way it would respond to viruses or bacteria. Using antibodies called immunoglobulin E, or IgE, your body works to rid itself of these substances. This can lead to allergic reactions and allergy symptoms.
With blood prick allergy tests, we can detect which allergens your body is responding negatively to. There are numerous potential allergens both indoors and outdoors, such as pet dander, pollen, and certain foods. With a blood prick test, you can narrow down these allergens and find out which specific allergens you should avoid.
How Does Specific IgE Blood Testing Work?
Two types of IgE blood tests can be conducted: a total IgE test and a specific IgE test. The first test measures the overall IgE antibodies your body has, and the specific test measures the number of antibodies in response to individual allergens that are introduced.
A specific IgE blood test can be done with a blood draw or with a finger prick test. One will require a doctor to conduct it, and the other can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Is IgE Blood Testing Better Than Other Allergy Test Methods?
Blood tests are an alternative to skin prick tests, which involve a doctor or nurse scratching or pricking the skin with a needle that is tipped with an allergen. After a short period, the doctor will check the skin area to see if it’s reacting to the allergen. Typically redness, itchiness, or hives will appear to indicate an allergic reaction. Both methods can be effective, but blood tests are pain-free and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Get an at-home allergy test now to discover your allergy profile.
If you’re experiencing any of these allergy symptoms, then you might want to get tested to determine what your allergy triggers are.
Here are some of the symptoms you might expect:
- Stuffy nose
- Runny nose
- Coughing or wheezing
- Itchy eyes or nose
- Watery eyes
- Swelling around the eyes
- Shortness of breath
These are among the most common symptoms of seasonal and indoor allergies. You may experience some or all of them.
When to Get Yourself Checked
It’s best to get yourself checked for allergies if you’re suffering from allergy symptoms and are unable to find relief. Traditional over-the-counter medications and certain preventive measures can help some people find relief, but it’s not always a guarantee. If you’re wanting to find complete relief from allergies, it’s best to get tested to learn what your allergy triggers are. Get started today with your personalized treatment plan!
How to Get Tested for Allergies
If you decide that you’re ready to get tested for indoor and outdoor allergies, you have a couple of options. You can make an appointment with a doctor, who may refer you to an allergy specialist. You’ll then have a skin prick test or blood test administered and will receive your results.
The other option is to order an at-home allergy test.
Get Help Without Leaving Your Home
If you want to take the hassle and stress out of allergy testing, you’ll want to go with Wyndly. We can send you an at-home allergy test that is painless, low risk, and convenient. You just prick your finger and send us the test back, and we’ll get your results. Once we have the results, we will make a personalized treatment plan to help you get the best treatment for your allergies.
Are There Any Risks?
The risks for a blood prick test are minimal. It’s safer than a paper cut! All you need to do is follow the instructions in the kit and prick your finger to provide us with a usable blood sample. With this, we can find out which indoor and outdoor allergens are an issue for you.
Reading Your Results
With Wyndly, reading your results is easy. Not only do we provide a personalized visualization of your allergy profile, but we’ll have one of our allergy doctors meet with you to explain your results. Meeting with one of our doctors will help you better understand what your IgE levels mean and how to get the best treatment plan to beat your allergies.
Save Time and Take Control of Your Health
Wyndly lets you save time and get your allergies under control — no dealing with doctor’s offices, no dealing with painful needles or itchy skin tests, and no ongoing appointments for treatment. Everything you do with Wyndly can be done remotely, from testing to consultation to treatment. Based on your results, our doctors can help you find the best treatment plan to help you find long-term relief. If you’re a candidate for allergy drops, you can gradually reduce your symptoms over time for long-term relief.
Learn Your Allergy Profile With Wyndly
Wyndly can help you beat your allergies for lifelong relief. First, with our at-home testing kit, we can identify your specific allergens. No need to go out of your way for an uncomfortable test at the doctor’s office.
A doctor dedicated to your allergy treatment plan will personalize a treatment plan designed to relieve your allergies with clinically-proven, holistic, and safe allergy drops. These work the same way as allergy shots, but without the painful needles and the need to visit the doctor to take them.
With Wyndly, fixing your allergies and living better doesn’t have to be painful or inconvenient. Your personalized treatment plans will guide you every step of the way.