Attire for your appointment MUST comply with our policy of NO FRAGRANCES, including colognes, scented hair products, perfumes or lotions, fabric softeners, and cigarette smoke. Many of our patients are sensitive to one or more of these chemicals, and we require that anyone accompanying you to the office comply with the same policy. Please wear short sleeves. Skin testing is done on the upper arm and works best if the arm is exposed from the shoulder to the elbow.
Please do not take any of the following medications for three to seven days before your appointment. Refer to this list and the number of days listed for avoidance:
Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec (5 days)
Cold Preparations (3 days)
Antacids (Zantac, Pepcid, Tagamet, Axid) (3 days)
Hydroxyzine, meclizine (7 days)
Vitamin C >1000 mg daily (3days)
The following medications may influence your testing. Please be sure to include all of your medications, both by prescription and “over the counter,” as well as all supplements, on the list at the bottom of page one of the allergy database.
Xanax, Ativan, Valium (alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam)
All sleep aids
Amitryptiline or Elavil, Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin
Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn, Vioxx, Celebrex
Vitamins, and Herbal Products.