Liverpool Hospital
Clinical Immunology Allergy / HIV Medicine

Allergy clinic

Our allergy clinic provides expertise in the diagnosis and management of allergies.

Preparing for your visit to our allergy clinic

If possible, please stop taking any antihistamines (e.g. Claratyne, Telfast, Zyrtec, Phenergan) at least 72 hours prior to your first visit, as these will interfere with any skin prick tests that may be required.

If your symptoms are too severe to stop your antihistamines, please discuss this with your referring doctor. Alternative allergy testing with blood tests may be available.

Types of tests and services offered at our allergy clinic

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  • Skin prick testing
  • Specific IgE (RAST) testing via blood test
  • Antibiotic and drug allergy testing
  • Venom allergy testing e.g. bee, wasp
  • Patch testing
  • Desensitisation (immunotherapy) for allergies e.g. for house dust mite, pollen, insect venom, and some medications 
  • Food challenges
  • Epipen training


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