Your allergist will conduct a patient history, an analysis of your symptoms, a relevant physical exam and a thorough environmental evaluation. He or she may also conduct a skin test / allergy test to determine your specific allergens. This skin test is effective to evaluate both inhalant allergens and food allergens. Learn more about what’s involved in a skin test.
Allergies can be the underlying cause of frequent sinus, ear, and upper and lower respiratory tract infections . Untreated allergies can even exacerbate or cause asthma. The Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology states that approximately 80 percent of all asthma in children and half of all asthma in adults is caused by allergies.