2 Best Doctors For Skin Prick Test In Islamabad

Dr. Farah Yousuf

Allergy Specialist

MBBS, MPH

Experience

20 Yrs

Satisfaction

98%

Video Consultation

Rs. 1,000

Al jannat Clinic Islamabad, G9 Markaz, Islamabad

Available from Jun 01

Rs. 1,000 Pay Online & Save Rs. 100

Dr. Zawar Ali

Allergy Specialist

MBBS, Membership Of EAACI

Experience

6 Yrs

Satisfaction

94%

Video Consultation

Available Today

Rs. 1,500

Care+ Medical Center, G-8 Markaz, Islamabad

Available from Jul 21

Rs. 2,000

TotalKare Diagnostics & Laboratories, F-11 Markaz, Islamabad

Available from Jul 21

Rs. 2,000

How can I find treatment of Skin Prick Test?

Here is the list of best Allergy Specialists for the Skin Prick Test in Islamabad. Find complete details, timings, patient reviews, contact information and test cost. Book an appointment with the listed doctors for the skin allergy test in Islamabad. Skin Prick Test in Islamabad costs between PKR 500 and 3500, depending on the doctor's qualifications and experience.

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Best Skin Prick Test Services in Islamabad

Allergic tests like skin prick tests are performed to detect the type of allergy by exposing various allergens to the skin. This helps identify the causative irritants that are responsible for producing allergic symptoms. The best services for skin prick tests in Islamabad are available at Marham.

What is the Skin Prick test? 

The Skin Prick test is a simple diagnostic test to detect the type of allergen responsible for the allergic reaction in the body. It is also known as a puncture or scratch test to check for an immediate allergic reaction using at least 50 allergens at a time.

During the skin prick test, suspected allergens are exposed to the upper back or forearm and the skin is pricked to allow the extract to penetrate through the skin. If you are allergic to a substance, a reddish itchy bump will appear indicating an allergic reaction.

When Skin Prick test is required?

Skin prick test is performed in children and adults to identify the type of allergen responsible for the allergic symptoms. Some of the allergens that are tested for possible allergic reactions include;

  • Allergens that trigger hay fever

  • Asthma causing agents

  • Food allergens

  • Eczema causing allergen

  • Pollens

  • Molds

  • Insect stings

  • Mites

Is the Skin Prick test painful?

Skin prick test is minimally painful as just a lancet is used to prick the skin. It only results in a slight discomfort similar to that caused by an injection needle.

If you are allergic to a particular allergen used in the skin prick test, you may feel itching, rash, cough, and other allergic symptoms for some time.

How is the Skin Prick test performed in Islamabad?

The procedure for the skin prick test is performed by allergy specialists in Islamabad. It involves a simple process that includes the following steps;

  • Clean the targeted skin (upper back or forearm) with an alcohol swab for disinfection

  • A certain number of marks are drawn on the skin for the number of allergens that are to be tested for being suspected allergens causing the reaction on the skin

  • Different allergen extracts are applied to each mark

  • Skin is pricked from each mark with a lancet to allow the allergen to penetrate deep into the skin 

  • After 15 minutes of wait time, a raised reddish bump appears if the allergic test is positive.

To check that the skin is reacting normally to the test and to avoid false results, histamine and glycine are also tested on the skin

  • For histamine -  The skin reaction to this means that it is behaving normally to the allergens

  • For glycine -  Skin doesn’t normally react to glycine. If it does, sensitive skin is detected that will require special care during the test.

When do you need the Skin Prick test?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after ingesting any food or being exposed to any allergens;

  • Itchy skin

  • Rashes 

  • Runny nose

  • Cough

  • Diarrhea

  • Swollen eyes, throat, or nose

  • Breathing difficulties

The doctor may recommend a skin prick test to detect the exact allergen causing the symptoms. This helps in the treatment and prevention of allergies.

To book your appointment with a top doctor for a skin pick test, call us to know the allergy test price in Islamabad. There are no extra charges for booking appointments through Marham.

Frequently Asked Questions

To book your appointment with a specialist of Skin Prick Test in islamabad, call at 042-32591427 or 0311-1222398. There are no extra charges for booking appointment through Marham.

No, there are no extra charges to book an appointment through marham.pk

The fee for specialists of Skin Prick Test in islamabad varies from PKR 500-3000 depending upon doctor's experience and qualification.

2 Skin Prick Test Doctors in islamabad are:

  1. Dr. Farah Yousuf
  2. Dr. Zawar Ali

Best 2 Skin Prick Test Doctors in islamabad are:

  1. Dr. Farah Yousuf
  2. Dr. Zawar Ali

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