Baby & Children Skin Prick Testing

  • Contacts

  • Address

    Bon Secours Consultants Clinic & Beacon Allergy Clinic

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  • Phone

    085 238 3373

  • Fax

    01 884 1256

  • Email

    info@dublinallergy.com

  • Working Hours

    • Monday (Beacon Hospital)
      0800 - 1300
    • Tuesday (Bon Secours Hospital)
      0800- 1700
    • Wednesday
      0800 - 1700
    • Thursday
      Administration and Emergency
    • Friday
      0800 - 1700
    • Saturday
      Closed
    • Sunday
      Closed

Baby & Children Skin Prick Testing

Skin Prick testing is our main form of testing:

Babies from 4 months on wards can be reliably and accurately tested with a result, full report and prescription done.

The test is done with minimal discomfort and is completed in 15 minutes. This involves placing a small drop of a substance being tested on the child’s forearm or rarely the back and a Tiny prick is done on the surface of the skin so the protein interacts with the immune system.

A mall bump the forms on the skin is the child is allergic (A Wheal) and there is some associated redness  (Flare) response noted.

The size of the bump corresponds with the strength of the Allergy and this is carefully measured and noted. This is all done by Dr Kaulsay and his nurse personally so we get very accurate and consistent results as many thousands of these tests have been done by him.

A very small risk of a systemic is possible, but we supervise the patient at all times, and are fully equipped to stop a reaction at any stage during the fifteen minutes.

Then a full report, recommendations , treatment and demonstration of emergency medications is done when necessary.

The parents or guardians then leave knowing what the allergy is , the prescription and where necessary, we assist with school and emergency protocols.

Travel advice and letters for the carriage of emergency medications are also done.

Essentially – you get fully tested and sorted in the same visit for this type of test.

We only use the highest quality extracts from Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and the UK. If we do not have that particular extract, you may be asked to bring in a sample of the offending food for what is known as a Prick- to – Prick test.

Remember:
1) No antihistamines for 3 days before coming
2) Do Not moisturise the child arm or use steroid creams on the forearms on the day of the test.

I will do my best to put on their favourite Cartoons for them to watch for further distraction .

Our Services

  • Initial Consultation (Dr. Ranbir Kaulsay) – €120.00 – €165.00
  • Outdoor Checkup – $85
  • Emergency Care – $120
  • Operation Theater – $260
  • Blood Test – $10

Tests

  • Skin Prick Test and Report – €300.00
  • Dental – $85
  • Neurology – $120
  • Cardiology – $260
  • Orthopedics – $10

Investigations

  • Colonoscopy – $105
  • Ultrasonography – $85
  • X-ray – $120
  • Electrocardiography – $260
  • Sigmoidoscopy – $10
Please note!

1. Do not Moisturise your arms the day of the test
2. Stop all Antihistamines and Steroids for 3-5 days before testing.
3. Nasal sprays and asthma inhaled medications can be continued.
4. Please have your breakfast or lunch before coming
5. Reassure children there will not be big needles and in fact they get to watch cartoons to distract them during the test.
6. All they feel is a small sting and the reactions can get very itchy for a few minutes.

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