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Vaccine Testing

Vaccine Testing & Desensitization2021-03-31T20:27:11+00:00

As with medications, it’s possible to be allergic to vaccines.

An allergist can perform allergy testing to see if you react to a particular vaccine. The three most common vaccine allergy tests are the scratch test, intradermal skin test, and subcutaneous injection.

Testing for vaccine is available. Testing begins with a scratch test of a weakened dilution of the vaccine.

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VACCINE TESTING & DESENSITIZATION

Prick skin testing, also known as scratch testing, is one type of allergy test. A small disposable prick device applies the allergy extract to the skin by scratching or pricking the skin. A hive or raised bump may occur at the site of the prick test. Each test site will be measured and compared to a positive and negative control allowing for specific allergies of the patient to be identified. Prick testing may be applied to the forearms or the back depending upon the age of the patient, the number of tests ordered, and the condition of the skin. Results occur, typically between 10-20 minutes.

Intradermal skin testing is another type of allergy testing. A small intradermal injection applies the allergy extract underneath the skin. A hive or raised bump may occur at the site of the intradermal test. Each test site will be measured and compared to a positive and negative control allowing for specific allergies of the patient to be identified. Intradermal testing is typically applied to the outer arm. Results occur, typically between 10- 20 minutes, however, depending on the number of items being tested this test may take several hours to complete.

Subcutaneous injection may be required, depending on the test results. A subcutaneous injection is a method of administering medication. Subcutaneous means under the skin. In this type of injection, a short needle is used to inject a drug into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle. Testing may also include giving the vaccine intramuscular and monitoring the patient for an hour after administration.

When to Get a Vaccine Allergy Test

Your allergist may recommend vaccine testing if you develop a reaction after receiving a shot. Symptoms of a vaccine allergy may include swelling, itching, and redness. You may also experience coughing or breathing difficulties, and in severe cases, loss of consciousness or a drop in blood pressure.

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Types of Allergy Tests

There are three allergy tests that doctors commonly use to diagnose a vaccine allergy. They include:

  • Scratch testing

  • Intradermal skin testing

  • Subcutaneous injection

For a scratch test, your allergist applies a small amount of an allergen to your skin. The test site, which is the area that contains the potential allergen, is monitored to see if you develop symptoms. If you do, they usually occur within 10 to 20 minutes. Redness, swelling, and itching are the most common symptoms.

For an intradermal skin test, your doctor applies an allergen extract beneath the skin’s surface, usually on your arm. As with a scratch test, your doctor will wait about 20 minutes to see if you develop a reaction.

A subcutaneous injection test may be ordered as well. For this test, the doctor may administer the vaccine and monitor you for an hour after the injection.

Desensitization

As with other allergies, it is possible to become desensitized to a vaccine allergy, which is crucial if you want to safely receive vaccines in the future. The treatment plan involves increasing exposure until you develop immunity.

To get relief for your allergy and asthma symptoms, contact a reputable allergist in Las Vegas for an appointment. Call (702) 240 4233 or request an appointment online.

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Day Office Hours Allergy Shot Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm
Tuesday CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm
Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
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Monday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm

Tuesday
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Wednesday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm

Thursday
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Friday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am-11:15 am / 2:00 pm-4:45 pm

Saturday
8am-12pm / Allergy Shots 8:30-11:45am

Sunday
CLOSED

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Day Office Hours Allergy Shot Hours
Monday CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Wednesday CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Friday 8:45 am – 5:45 pm 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED

Office Hours

Monday
CLOSED

Tuesday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Wednesday
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Thursday
8am-5pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am – 11:15 am / 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Friday
8:45am-5:45pm / Allergy Shots 9:00 am–11:15 am/2:00 pm–4:45 pm

Saturday
CLOSED

Sunday
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