We are now offering allergy testing! If you are one of the 60 million adults who experiences allergies every year, then you probably can’t imagine living without them. You might spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars trying to cope with your allergies, researching various treatments, and taking a variety of allergy medications. While medication may provide you with temporary relief, your allergies always come back, along with the side effects of medication such as fatigue and upset stomach. Imagine a world in which you don’t have to even think about allergies because you don’t have them. Sound impossible? That world can exist for you with allergy testing.
What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?
You may have allergies if you experience the following symptoms, particularly during the spring or fall:
- Runny, itchy, and/or stuffy nose
- Irritable, red, and/or watery eyes
- Sinus pain
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing or coughing
You don’t have to live with these miserable symptoms. Contact us to receive allergy testing.
What is allergy testing?
Allergy testing is a medical test that is performed on patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. It is performed on the skin to determine to what the patient is allergic. We test for a wide variety of allergens, including environmental and food allergens. After identifying the specific allergens, we can customize your treatment to provide relief.
Is it covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies cover allergy testing. Before the test, we will make sure that you are covered.
Does it hurt?
While you may experience mild discomfort from your allergy testing, it is not painful. We use tiny lancets to penetrate the surface level of the skin. This does not cause bleeding and is only mildly uncomfortable.
How long does it take?
Allergy testing takes 15 minutes to administer and 15 minutes to wait for the results. Your results will manifest on your skin in the form of redness which will indicate to your physician what allergies provoke a response from you. Therefore, the patient can expect to be in the office for less than 45 minutes, including intake.
How do I prepare for testing?
There is little that you need to do to prepare for your appointment. Simply stop taking antihistamines for your allergies for the seven days leading up to your appointment.
When you are ready to live your life allergy-free, contact the office of L.A. Quinn, M.D. We are proud to provide our patients with allergy testing so they can live their best lives. Learn more about our allergy testing services by contacting us here.