Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. and effect 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children. Understanding what you or your child are allergic to can help alleviate chronic or seasonal discomfort. Today allergy tests are more convenient and accurate than ever before. Allergy testing combined with medical history can pinpoint specific triggers to lessen or erase reactions to various allergies.
If you’re ready to address your allergy, schedule an appointment with us today.
Adults and children of any age can be tested for various allergens.
Allergy testing can be done as skin tests or as blood tests. Tests are conducted by a credentialed allergy specialist who is trained in the best methods for testing and treating allergies.
There are two types of skin tests.
External Skin Test
Internal Skin Test
Skin testing is fast. For both types of skin tests, positive reactions typically appear in under 30 minutes with swelling and redness appearing several hours after testing.
If you have questions about allergy, request an appointment or call our offices.