Allergy, also called hypersensitivity, is an overdrawn response of our immune system to some foreign substances often termed as allergen like pollens, furry animals dander, dust, medicines and to some kind of foods. Some common symptoms of allergy are:
Itching of the nose
Runny, stuffy nose
Watery, red or swollen eyes (conjunctivitis)
Tingling in the mouth
Swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat
Hives all over the body
Cough, chest tightness, wheezing or shortness of breath etc.
Based on these symptoms your doctor advices you to go for Allergy Profile test. The test results along with your medical history, the clinician interprets your bodys allergic reaction to a certain substance.