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Cathy Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.
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Conditions:


Atopic Dermatitis
Bronchial Asthma
Food Allergies
Hives & Swelling
Insect Stings
Immunodeficiency
Nasal & Sinus
Pet Allergies


Control Measures:


Dust Mites
Mold


Diagnosis/Treatment:


Skin Testing
Allergy Shots


Contact Us:


WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Cathy Weiss Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 909-1910
Fax: (310) 909-1911



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Allergy Skin Testing:
Allergy skin testing is the most common method used by allergists to determine which allergens will likely play a role in flaring allergic conditions. Common allergens include pollens from grasses, trees, weeds, and indoor allergens such as dust mites, mold, and animal allergens. Food allergens are also usually tested.

Skin testing is initially performed by superficial methods where the skin is pricked or scratched with common allergens. Injection of small amounts of allergens into the skin is then performed to confirm the negative results. This assures that allergy skin testing is not falsely read as negative.

Allergy skin testing is performed in the allergist's office and cannot be performed if a patient has taken an antihistamine (i.e. Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin or Allegra) typically within 7 days. Thus, it is recommended that prior to a scheduled initial consultation, patients check with the office regarding their medications.










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