Allergy Testing and Evaluation
More than 50 million people in the United States have allergies. Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. Allergy testing is used to help determine the cause for allergies reactions. The results of allergy tests can help your physician develop a treatment plan to manage your allergy symptoms.
In our state of the art allergy facility, skin testing is the most common methods used to diagnose allergies. We use a combination of prick tests and intradermal tests. Prick tests involve placing a small drop of common allergens on the skin with a small plastic applicator that pricks the skin. Intradermal tests involve injecting a small amount of allergens into the outer layer of the skin.
When a patient is allergic to a substance, redness, itching and swelling develop at the test site. Allergy skin testing involves minimal discomfort, usually takes about an hour and the results are available before you leave the office.
Pulmonary Function Tests
Allergies can affect the lungs in many ways. Allergies have an adverse effect on asthma. As part of a complete evaluation of your allergies, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) may be performed. PFTs evaluate how well your lungs work. The test determines how much air your lungs can hold and how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs. The test can diagnose lung disease, measure severity of lung problems and check to see how well treatment for a lung disease is working.
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