Allergy Testing & Therapy
Your physician may recommend allergy skin testing to identify specific allergens that are causing your symptoms. Skin testing is generally performed by pricking your skin with allergen extracts to evaluate the skin reaction to the allergen. All testing and treatment will be performed right in the clinic by our allergy technician.
This type of treatment is the only form of therapy for allergic disease that can lead to complete resolution of symptoms without medications and, when administered to children, may prevent the development of further allergic disease.
Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), commonly known as “allergy shots,” is the most effective treatment available for symptoms caused by exposure to specific allergens including airborne allergens.
SCIT is administered by injection, gradually increasing doses of an allergen over a period of weeks or even months until the desired target dose is achieved.
Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is a type of immunotherapy that allows the patient to place drops of allergen extracts under their tongue.
Commonly known as “allergy drops,” SLIT is an alternative treatment for allergy shots. SLIT is painless and can be administered by the patient at home.
The most common, and undiagnosed, diseases are allergies. Over 50 million people in America suffer from allergies, and approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens.
Allergies can be managed using various treatment programs that are available today and will lead you to a better quality of life. If you suspect that you may be suffering from allergies and your symptoms are recurring, contact your primary care physician immediately.
If your doctor confirms you are susceptible to environmental allergens, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for immunotherapy or SLIT therapy. Both have been proven to desensitize the body and treat the cause versus the symptoms.