Allergies are highly prevalent in US with more than 50 million people living with allergy related problems. Allergy symptoms include
Most of the time, we are unaware of our allergies or any allergic reactions hence allergy test is very beneficial. The best treatment of any allergy is avoidance of allergens, but it is not always possible. So, the most important step in allergy treatment is identifying the allergen, with complete history and our advanced painless allergy skin testing we can identify the specific triggers.
Allergy skin test is usually done using a device with multiple prongs dipped in the antigen wells and it is placed on the back, where multiple allergens may be tested at the same time. Immediate positive reactions are common and causes itching red bumps, which will disappear after few minutes to hours. Instant result helps in diagnosis and initiation of early treatment.
Currently, we have three options available for allergy management.
1. Avoidance: Possible for drugs, medications and food allergens. However certain type of allergens are difficult to avoid like dog or cat danders, dust mites and cockroaches, mold allergy, tree and grass pollens.
2. Medications: Medications can help control the symptoms, when you cannot avoid allergens.They work by blocking the chemicals like histamine, which causes itchy and swelling,
3. Immunotherapy: We call it allergy desensitization therapy.