Allergy testing is another area of our expertise. Your body and your environment constantly change, making it common for people to develop allergies, even if you have never had allergies before. Allergies occur when your immune system, which is your body’s natural defense, overreacts to something in your environment. This overreaction can lead to a runny nose, sneezing, blocked sinuses, itchy, watery eyes, etc. Allergy testing is a precise method for finding out which allergens are causing your allergic reactions. We offer different allergy testing techniques based on our patients cases and conditions to get the most accurate result. It is very important to identify the cause of your condition and it requires a clear and accurate testing as no two people are the same.
Allergens are substances that can cause an allergic reaction. There are three primary types of allergens: Inhaled allergens affect the body when they come in contact with the lungs or membranes of the nostrils or throat. Pollen is the most common inhaled allergen. Ingested allergens are present in certain foods, such as peanuts, soy, and seafood. Contact allergens must come in contact with your skin to produce a reaction. An example of a reaction from a contact allergen is the rash and itching caused by poison ivy. Allergy tests involve exposing you to a very small amount of a particular allergen and recording the reaction. We evaluate and analyze the most common allergic triggers and customize an individual treatment based on the allergic pattern of each patient.