Latest Allergies News
When you have an allergy, your immune system treats this type of harmless substance as a threat. To fight this perceived threat, your immune system makes antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE), the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.
Measuring the levels of IgE antibodies in your blood may indicate how sensitive you are to specific allergens.
Testing your blood involves taking a sample from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. This usually takes less than five minutes.
The results of this testing can help your doctor recommend a treatment plan, which could include allergy shots that ultimately make you less sensitive to the things to which you react.
Copyright © 2018 HealthDay. All rights reserved.