Therapeutic options for the treatment of allergic rhinitis include environmental modifications to decrease exposure to allergens, pharmacotherapy, and immunotherapy for those patients who do not experience satisfactory relief of their symptoms with medical management. Skin testing is the best established and most sensitive indicator of allergic disease. Several techniques are currently in use to identify pertinent antigens in the treatment of inhalant allergies. We describe the various skin testing techniques that are associated with such inhalant allergies. Quantification of skin reactivity to formulate a successful antigen vial for effective immunotherapy is necessary in the management of allergic disease.
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