Allergy Testing With

Allergies can be very common and are thought to affect one in four people in the UK over the course of their lifetime. An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance and the foreign substance is known as an allergen. Common allergens include pollen, certain foods, pet dander, insect bites and stings, medicine and household chemicals for example. For many people, these substances aren't harmful but in those that suffer with an allergy, they can cause an array of symptoms including sneezing, rashes, coughing or wheezing for example and in more severe cases, they can cause anaphylaxis which can be life-threatening. 


Living with allergies can have a detrimental effect on an individual's day to day life. Whereas some symptoms of an allergy may cause only mild discomfort, an allergy can also cause more painful symptoms which can be hard to manage.

My husband is allergic to certain animals, most noticeably cats and within a few minutes of being near to one or if he has touched one, his eyes will start streaming and will become red and sore. He will also become wheezy and he will start sneezing a lot. When he was a child, he was wrongly diagnosed with asthma and it was only when the family pet died that his symptoms suddenly stopped. My own little boy seems to have a mild allergy to pet hair too and gets really itchy eyes around certain animals. 


If a home allergy test had been available when my husband was a child, he may have been diagnosed with having a pet allergy a lot sooner. A home allergy kit can help you to determine what your body responds to and you can then discuss the results with your doctor who can then help determine an accurate diagnosis. 

Allergies can also occur at any point in your life; my mum suddenly became allergic to shellfish after many years of no apparent reaction to this type of food. A home allergy test would have been ideal in this situation. It was only when she tried them for a second time and later when she had them in a dish that she didn't realise contained them, that she discovered she had the same reaction and needed to avoid them. 

If you're considering allergy testing, have the ideal home test kit to give you comprehensive and reliable results in just two weeks. The kit tests for 295 different allergens, detecting specific antibody Immunoglobin to pinpoint potential triggers.  

Determining whether you have a particular allergy is quick and easy to do. You can then have some control over how much you are exposed to a potential trigger and can be more prepared to manage any potential exposure in the future. 

Have you ever used a home allergy test? I would love to hear more in the comments below!

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