Allergy Testing...

What is an Allergy?


An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system over-reacts to normally harmless substances (called allergens). These substances may be in the air or what you touch or eat. Allergies are a contributing factor to conditions such as hay fever, asthma and eczema. 


Symptoms vary and can cause sneezing, a runny nose, watery, itchy eyes, irritated and itchy throat & a stuffy blocked nose. Eczema & dermatitis can occur causing itchy, red rashes. Allergies to some foods can cause urticaria (itchy blisters and red patches on the skin).


We perform the skin prick test, where a needle is pricked into the skin through a drop of the suspected allergen, usually on the forearm. The size of the wheal and surrounding redness on the skin indicates how strongly you are allergic to a particular allergen. We usually test for approx 20 substances at one time.



  • Tomato            

  • Orange                  

  • Wheat                    

  • Rice                       

  • Oat          


Food Allergens:


  • Cows Milk      

  • Potato   

  • Egg White  

  • Soya    

  • Strawberry   

  • Cod          

  • Peanut  

  • Maize 


  • Tree Mixture                          

  • Timothy Grass                        

  • Birch                                       

  • Derm/Dust Mite                            

  • Horse Hair                              

  • Cat Hair                                 

  • Dog Hair                               

  • Feathers                                

Handy Forms & Patient Information Sheets
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Allergy Testing FAQ's



Allergies - Signs & Symptoms



Allergies - General Advice


"Excellent allergy test for my little girl. Dr Ranga never left us through the whole 50 min process. Extremely impressed."   Tanya, Cork. Mar'14


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Carrigtwohill Clinic