For New Patients

If this is your first visit with Dr. Bathija, we ask that you review the following information about allergy testing. Based on her detailed history and physical examination, Dr. Bathija will determine if allergy testing is warranted, so before your initial visit:


One week prior to your appointment

Please discontinue all antihistamines or medications which have the following agents for one week prior to your appointment:

  • Claritin (loratidine)

  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)

  • Allegra (fexofenadine)

  • Cold Allergy Medications

  • Dimetapp

  • Atarax (Hydroxyzine)

  • Clarinex

Please take all of your other medications as prescribed by your physician.


Two days prior to skin testing appointment

Please discontinue medications which have the following agents for two days prior to skin testing appointment

  • Zantac (Ranitidine)

  • Pepcid


Skin testing

Skin testing will be performed on the back and arms. You will be asked to change into an examination gown.


3-5 days after skin testing

Small red lesions may be noticeable on the back and arms for 3-5 days after skin testing. As such, please be aware of above especially if planning to wear sleeveless or backless clothing soon after skin testing.


Before skin testing

Eat a small meal 1-2 hours before skin testing appointment.


Medical conditions

Notify the physician or office staff if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Skin disorders (eczema, psoriasis)

  • Asthma

  • HIV

  • Organ transplant

  • Autoimmune disorders



Notify office staff if you are on blood pressure, heart or glaucoma medications or eyedrops, or if you are on any of the following medications:

  • Betapace
  • Blocadren
  • Brevibloc
  • Cartrol
  • Cordarone
  • Coreg
  • Corgard
  • Inderal
  • Inderal-LA
  • Kerlone
  • Levatol
  • Lopressor
  • Normodyne
  • Sectral
  • Tenormin
  • Toprol-XL
  • Trandate
  • Visken
  • Zebeta
  • Glaucoma eyedrops


Initial visit

We ask that you please print, fill out and bring the forms below to your initial visit. Thank you.

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact our office.