Allergy Testing – What To Know
Allergies end up being the cause of a multitude of ailments, from rashes to sneezing – and headaches and other unwelcome symptoms. One way to get to the bottom of it, and develop a treatment plan that will free your soul from it’s wrath – is to get tested for allergies and figure it out once and for all with your Allergist.
Questions: The first step is to schedule your appointment – and at that visit, you’ll be asked a ton of questions and will have an opportunity to ask questions as well. Bring a list of things you’d like to know about! And – be patient with our questions, please – there are a lot of them – but it’s super-vital to getting your diagnosis and treatment plan on point. A very important part of this process is documenting your medical history, and your current and past symptoms.
Testing: Once a baseline of information has been established – we can proceed to testing. Allergy testing can be administered in three ways – skin tests, blood tests, and patch tests. We’ll determine which tests we need to perform to best analyze which substances and environments trigger your allergies. Once we have your results, it’s onto RELIEF….
Treatment: We might recommend allergy shots at our convenient shot clinic, or it might be a common drugstore treatment, or even a prescription level medicine that’s a bit stronger than it’s over-the-counter counterparts. There are always new treatments coming onto the horizon to help manage the side-effects of allergies. Dr. Schroeder is on top of all the latest news and courses of action for all-things-allergy, so be sure and ask what the latest treatment options are for what ‘ails ya’!