Find Long-Term Relief From Your Allergies
Allergies complicate life. If you’re reacting to allergens, how can you thoroughly enjoy each day? Not only will you feel stuffed with congestion and empty of energy, you very well may be putting your long-term health and happiness at-risk.
For many sufferers of chronic or recurrent sinusitis (sinus infections) or chronic nasal congestion, allergies are a primary concern. Because of this, allergy testing has exploded in popularity to help those with sinus conditions rise above their symptoms and get the treatment they desperately seek.
Where can I get an allergy test? Can I easily find allergy testing near me?
With the rise in allergy testing and an increase in allergy testing types, many providers have begun to overlook the importance of providing a comprehensive exam that can determine the root of an allergy issue. Because of this, it’s becoming more and more difficult to trust the allergy skin test results interpretation done outside of a professional ENT or Allergy specialist’s office. It’s also common to improperly diagnose the condition as having an allergy cause when really the culprit is reoccurring sinus infections.
Do you have a sinus condition? Take our sinus quiz here and continue reading about how to determine if allergies are the core cause of your sinus issues.
What is our allergy testing procedure?
Are there allergy skin test side effects?
Allergy testing is the process of learning what allergens your body has an allergic reaction to, and the severity of that reaction. Common allergens tested in an allergy blood test include pollen, mold, pet dander, and dust mites. Tests are administered by an allergy specialist through an intradermal skin test procedure, commonly referred to as a “skin prick”.
Does allergy testing hurt?
A skin prick test can test up to 40-60 allergens by pricking your skin with a small amount of that substance. Your skin’s reaction can reveal if your body is allergic to that allergen. Whether you’re given a skin prick or blood test, allergy test results may not reveal the full picture of your sinus health.
A comprehensive allergy test and sinus and allergy discovery process should include the following:
- Asking for your entire list of symptoms
- A full exam with CT scan
- Allergy test recommendation
- Conducting allergy tests
- Discussing the results and treatment options with you
Risks of Having Allergy Testing Outside of Your ENT’s Office
Mentioned above, there has been a rise in allergy testing. Testing locations are popping up around the country, and those believed to be suffering from sinus conditions are being referred to a testing location instead of visiting with their Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor to receive a full exam.
Without a full exam, the cause of a sinus condition may be missed. Some can even access an online allergy test available to patients. Regardless of the results of an allergy test, sinus issues, including chronic nasal congestion and chronic sinusitis, are often caused by structural problems such as nasal polyps, enlarged turbinates or a deviated septum. They can also be caused by enlarged turbinates or other issues that will not show up in any allergy test.
Does insurance cover allergy testing?
Until you undergo a full exam, there is no way to determine if your condition is not caused by an internal structural problem and not allergies. There is also not a standardized skin allergy test cost, so from clinic to clinic they may differ. We can offer you a comprehensive sinus and allergy testing and treatment plan that will determine the true cause of your issues and outline how to fix it with our help. Our staff can also assist with skin allergy testing costs and insurance procedures to get you the most for your money.
Finding Reliable Relief Through Allergy Testing
Once your condition is observed and diagnosed by your ENT, and if allergies are the primary cause of your issues, your treatment plan may include either allergy shots (immunotherapy) or allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy - SLIT).Schedule your allergy testing consultation today!
The Patient Experience...
Great doctor and staff! The staff is excellent so nice to me and helpful and Dr. Stewart is very good. He spent time with me and [he's] very detailed. He didn't just rush me out of the office.
Been to multiple ENT doctors in the area and none of them were as thorough as Dr. Stewart. He walked me through my scan, showed me the inside of my nose and most importantly gave me some real solutions! Highly recommend.
Great Experience! We were seen immediately though we had never been before. The nurses were so helpful and Dr. Stewart was quick and funny. I am so thankful!
Five Stars! Big thank you and very grateful to Dr. Stewart and his staff who promptly treated me.
Please Note: Every patient is unique, and your results may vary.