The total IgE is a test that helps to screen for and detect diseases caused by allergies. It measures the total quantity of Immunoglobulin E present in the blood. Besides that the test also detects malignancies, primary immunodeficiencies and any other inflammatory disease.
An individual can suffer from a minor allergy to chronic allergy depending on the type of infection. As a result of which the immune system tries to fight that infection which can bacteria, viruses or any other infectious agents. There are various substances that causes an allergic reaction in the body is called allergen.
When a person suffers from a minor allergy, the immune system fights back the simple infection caused by dust or pollen considering it as a foreign particle. During this process, the immune system creates antibodies which are called Immunoglobulin E (IgE).
Besides these infections, there are major infections called by the skin that falls off from all the warm-blooded animals called animal dander, certain foods such as nuts and shellfish. Besides, there are certain medications (penicillin) also that are responsible for causing an allergic reaction in the body.
There is no such precaution required before going in for the test. Besides that you will need to keep a check on the list of things around you that are responsible for allergic reaction. Also keep a track of the food consume
Depending on your test results you will be recommended for medications to fight the allergic reaction. The dose of the medication will vary as per your medical history.
Doctors generally provide inhaled corticosteroids. These anti-inflammatory drugs include:
You may need to use these medications for several days to weeks before they reach their maximum benefit. Unlike oral corticosteroids, these corticosteroid medications have a relatively low risk of side effects and are generally safe for long-term use.