Why Should I Schedule an Allergy Test?
Posted on: September 15, 2016 | Posted in Therapeutic Services
If you constantly have allergy symptoms such as a runny nose or watery eyes and you’re not sure what is causing it, schedule an allergy test to determine your allergies. Knowing what you’re allergic to is the first step in having a more enjoyable, symptom-free life.
Put away those tissues and pick up the phone! Call us today at 478-787-4728 to schedule an allergy test today.
Unique & Common Allergies
Allergy symptoms are your body’s way of telling you it’s fighting against a foreign substance. It’s a defense mechanism that, unfortunately, may result in a runny nose and itchy eyes. Many people are familiar with common allergies such as animal dander, pollen, mold, or dust.
However, some allergies may come as a surprise. Rare allergies that affect less people than the common allergies include water, leather, semen, or exercise. By conducting an allergy test, between 20-90 indoor and outdoor allergens can be identified.
Allergy Test Procedure
During an allergy test, we will gently apply an allergen to the skin on your arm or back. We use a plastic device that creates no discomfort to apply the allergen. We do not use any shots or needles to perform an allergy test.
If you are allergic to a particular allergen, the skin where we placed the allergen will become red, itchy, or raised. An allergy test performed by Dr. Langford is quick and simple. It takes five minutes for the allergen to be placed on your skin, 15 minutes for results to appear, and five minutes to determine which allergen is affecting you.
Just as allergies are unique to each individual, so are allergy treatments. Dr. Langford can help you determine which treatment is right for you depending on your allergy. Treatments may vary from immunotherapy to allergy medications such as decongestions, antihistamines, or steroids.
Don’t suffer from allergy-related symptoms any longer! Call us today at 478-787-4728 to schedule your allergy test.