What is Allergy Testing?
An allergy test is a no-pain, no-shots procedure. The allergy skin test is performed by slightly pressing a small amount of allergen on the arm or back using a plastic device that barely scratches the skin. At Langford Allergy, we utilize the newest devices optimized to minimize discomfort. Between 20-90 indoor and outdoor allergens and foods can be tested by using this method.
If you’re allergic to a particular allergen, the skin where the allergen was placed will become slightly red, itchy, or raised. It takes about five minutes to place the allergens on the skin, fifteen minutes for the results to develop, and five minutes to read. Overall, allergy testing is a quick, easy process with minimal discomfort. The bulk of the time is spent talking with our professionals about your results immediately after testing.
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Purpose of Allergy Testing
More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies, and 40 million of those people suffer from seasonal allergies caused by allergens such as pollen. An allergy test is the first step to enjoying life without frustrating allergy symptoms! With respiratory diseases like asthma, proper allergy testing and treatment can eliminate attacks and prevent asthma-related deaths.
Once a Langford Allergy professional determines the allergens causing symptoms, we’ll work with you to create a plan to avoid the harmful allergens. Our team might also prescribe medications to subdue symptoms.
Allergy Shots & Health Insurance: A Winning Pair
Some Georgia state policies offer allergy services at no out-of-pocket cost. Allergies shot visits typically do not require a copay, but this varies greatly among insurance plans. Dr. Langford’s staff works with patients to make the financial aspects of immunotherapy less of a burden. However, we are required by contracts to charge when specified. Generally, most insurance companies recognize that allergy shots actually save them money. For questions about your insurance coverage and allergy testing, call us at 478-787-4728.