LOCAL ANESTHETIC TEST

LOCAL ANESTHETIC TEST

Hypersensitivity to local anesthetics is rare but could be diagnosed through allergy testing. During the test, we lightly prick the skin on the arm with a plastic applicator that contains a tiny amount of anesthesia. Sensitivity typically results in a raised, red, itchy spot after about 15 minutes.

As board-certified allergists, we know how to provide a controlled setting. Our care providers are present throughout the test to monitor tolerance and treat any emerging problems. A wait period ensues after interacting with the suspected allergen to both observe reactions and ensure patient safety. Results and treatment plans are discussed at the conclusion of the challenge.

A couple of suggestions when having an allergy skin test:

    • Allow 2 – 3 hours for the test, wait period, and discussion of results.
    • Do not take antihistamines for at least 4 days prior to testing. Antihistamines can interfere with the results. Click HERE for a partial list. 
Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Local Anesthetic Test

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Daily Pollen & Mold Count

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Offices Closed July 4th & 5th

Happy Independence Day

All three of our offices and the Allergy Injection Clinics will be closed on July 4th and July 5th in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen starting with the Overland Park office at normal hours on Saturday the 6th.

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