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Allergy Skin Testing

Skin prick testing is a quick and needle-free way to identify potential seasonal and year-round environmental allergens and food allergens.
Allergies We Test For
  • Environmental aeroallergens from dust mites, cats, dogs, cockroaches, mold spores, and pollens from trees, weeds, and grasses
  • Venom from fire ants, bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets
  • Penicillin and antibiotics in the penicillin family
  • Various other medications
Rast Testing (Blood IgE tests)
Blood tests are sometimes ordered when routine prick skin testing is not indicated for some patients for various reasons. Patients choose which lab facility their insurance company requires them to go to and we usually have results within 7-10 business days. 

Allergy Shots/Drops

Allergy immunotherapy in the form of at-home drops under the tongue or in-office injections is a disease-modifying treatment retraining the immune symptom to stop “overreacting” to seasonal and year-round environmental allergens.
Allergy Drops

Allergy Drops (SLIT): Allergy drops or sublingual immunotherapy, often called SLIT, can be given at home. Allergy drops are administered under the tongue. Compared to allergy injections, there is less risk of allergic reactions. Allergy drops are widely used in Europe and the United States but are unfortunately not FDA-approved as a standardized treatment for allergic rhinitis. For this reason, insurance coverage is limited. We offer a monthly plan for allergy drops.

Allergy Shots
Allergy injections (SCIT): Allergy shots or subcutaneous immunotherapy injections (SCIT) are the gold standard, disease-modifying treatment for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma and are also highly effective for some patients with eczema. Immunotherapy trains the patient’s immune system to not “overreact” to allergens in their environment. Although medications can be beneficial, they can only cover up symptoms. Allergy immunotherapy addresses the underlying problem.

Not all allergy drops under the tongue or allergy shots are created equal. Your allergy extract is formulated specifically for you based on your allergy test results and is prepared in our office under the supervision or our ABAI-certified allergists.

Patch Testing For Contact Dermatitis

Many chemicals and compounds in cosmetics, soaps, detergents, hair-care products, medications, etc., can cause severe skin reactions. We can formulate a “safe product list” using your patch testing results.

What is Patch Testing?
Patch testing is used to confirm the diagnosis of contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is a skin rash or skin inflammation that can occur when a substance you are allergic to comes into contact with your skin. Examples of substances that can cause contact dermatitis are: jewelry, band-aids, tape, glues, perfume etc.  Patch testing is sometimes performed to identify those substances that may be causing the contact dermatitis.
How is Patch Testing Performed?
Patch tests use drop-sized quantities of the most common allergens causing contact dermatitis reactions. Our panel of tests is based on the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s recommended core panel. Our patch tests are applied to the skin on your back. We apply the patches on Monday in the clinic. You will return for a 48-hour reading on Wednesday when the patches are removed and read. You will return again on Thursday for a 72-hour reading. After that visit, we will provide you with a “safe product list” generated using your patch test results via the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s online database.

Environmental and Food Allergy Lab Testing

Sometimes lab testing is needed to identify potential allergens or give your doctor additional information about your symptoms.
Enviornmental Allergy Lab Testing

When allergy skin testing is not possible environmentally, allergy lab testing can identify allergens inside and outside, both seasonal and year-round that may be triggering your nasal, sinus, lung, and skin symptoms. Finding your specific allergy triggers can help us individualize your plan by knowing what to avoid or how to decrease exposure, what medications will be most beneficial and if immunotherapy drops or shots can fix the problem.

Food Allergy Lab Testing

At what age should a child be allergy tested for foods?

Typically skin testing to foods can be done at any age including infancy if indicated.