Allergy Skin Testing
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)
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.
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?
How is Patch Testing Performed?
Environmental and Food Allergy Lab Testing
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.