Allergy Testing: We use needle-less scratch testing that not only is less painful than intradermal testing but we believe it to be more accurate due to a reduced dermographic response which can lead to possible false positive results. We test for 59 of the most common airborne allergens and 55 food allergens. Allergy testing allows us to determine whether your symptoms are due to an allergic response or something different. If airborne testing is positive, we will come up with a treatment plan that is designed with your specific needs in mind.
Allergy Immunotherapy: The goal of Allergy Immunotherapy is the desensitization of your immune response to specific allergens, therefore, decreasing your dependency on allergy medication and reducing possible asthma exacerbations. Allergy testing identifies these allergens, then we use your specific testing results to mix allergy extract designed just for you. Allergy Immunotherapy is administered via subcutaneous injections. These are given on a weekly basis during the first 6 months of therapy or the buildup phase. After the buildup phase and you are tolerating the maintenance dose and concentration well, shots are then given every 1-2 weeks for a year, then eventually spread out to once monthly for a total of 5 years of therapy. When allergy shots are working well, you could see an improvement in your symptoms in as little as 3-6 months.