Allergy Patient Education Resources

Diseases and Conditions


Allergic Asthma

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Atopic Dermatitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Contact Dermatitis

Drug sensitivity

Environmental Allergies

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Food sensitivity

Insect sting allergy

Latex allergy


Urticaria and/ or Angioedema


Allergy Immunotherapy

  • Known as allergy shots and work like a vaccine. It is a form of long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy) or stinging insect allergy.
  • ACAAI Overview
  • AAAAI Treatment

Drug Challenge

  • The administration of a drug suspected of causing an adverse drug reaction to assess culpability.

Food Challenge

Patch Test

  • It is a method used to determine whether a specific substance causes allergic inflammation of a patient’s skin.

Skin Test

  • Skin test checks for immediate allergic reactions to as many as 40 different substances at once. This test is usually done to identify allergies to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and foods.
  • ACAAI Overview