If your child is a new patient or a patient returning to our
office for allergy skin testing, please discontinue all
antihistamine medications at least 7-10 days prior to the
If your child has asthma, do not discontinue any of
their asthma medications; asthma medications do not interfere
with skin testing.
Please notify your primary provider's office with your
appointment date and time so that they can send lab work, X-ray reports or specific reasons for your child's visit to the allergy/asthma doctor prior to the visit. (If your provider prefers to send the records with you, please remember to bring
them to the appointment.)
If your child has been seen by another specialist for a similar
problem, a copy of those records would be helpful as well.
If you have any questions before your allergy appointment,
please call the clinic:
Children's Mercy South appointments: (913)
Children's Mercy North appointments (816)
413-2500; message line for North is (816) 413-2595.
For all other appointments: (816)
On the date of your child's visit:
At the visit you will be asked to provide the name, dose and
frequency of all medications your child is taking. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, over-the-counter and herbal