Your initial consultation will last approximately 45 minutes during which time Dr Jain will take a detailed history regarding your present and past allergy. Based on this she will undertake skin prick testing and/or blood tests if appropriate. Skin prick testing involves putting tiny drops of commercial solutions of allergens or of fresh allergy causing ingredients on your forearm and giving very tiny pin pricks through the drops, waiting for 5 minutes before dabbing away the solutions and then waiting for another 10 minutes to read the results. A positive result would be a tiny red itchy bump at the site of skin prick test which would be indicative of a possible allergy to the suspect allergen.

You may be asked to stop all antihistamine if possible for at least five days before being called for your appointment.

Details of how to make an appointment can be found here.