Allergy can be considered an abnormal response of the immune system. Defense mechanisms in the blood in our body; recognizes foreign substances in the body and tries to eliminate their harmful effects. The immune mechanism of allergic structures; develops an extreme reaction to substances which are generally harmless, such as surrounding pollen, mold, animal hairs. Factors such as genetics, air pollution, cigarette smoke and infection also contribute to the development of allergy.
Alleles in the skin are usually; the skin manifests itself with redness, swelling and itching.
Allergy tests are diagnostic tests to reveal allergens that trigger complaints in allergic skin diseases. Because of the different reaction mechanisms that cause allergic diseases, the appropriate tests are determined by your dermatologist. The most commonly used allergy tests in dermatology:
Photo Patch, Atopi Patch test
Autologous serum test.