If you’re not looking forward to spring because of the constant sneezing and watery eyes your allergies cause, consider the benefits of the allergy testing available at Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic.
Our team offers allergy testing on-site to better understand what’s triggering bothersome allergy symptoms. By identifying the substances you’re allergic to, we can customize a treatment plan to reduce your reaction to substances in your environment.
What you can expect from allergy testing
There are two ways our Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic team tests for allergies — skin tests and blood tests.
During skin allergy testing, we expose you to small amounts of known allergens to see how your body reacts. This involves pricking in your skin with small droplets of an allergen solution. If you develop a red welt in the testing site, it can be an indication of an allergy to a specific substance.
We can test for dozens of allergens at the same appointment. Our office is also fully equipped to manage a severe reaction that you experience during testing.
Blood allergy testing involves drawing a sample of your blood. Our lab then processes the sample to check for specific antibodies your body produces in response to an allergen.
The benefits of knowing more about your allergies
The results of your allergy testing depending on which type of test you have.
Skin testing will show an allergic reaction within 30 minutes, so our team will be able to discuss your results during your appointment. We can customize a treatment plan to reduce the severity of your allergic reaction.
Blood testing results can take up to a week to come back. We can schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your test results and your treatment plan.
Many people benefit from over-the-counter medications to relieve symptoms of allergies. You might also benefit from immunotherapy (allergy shots) with a specialist that involves repeatedly exposing your body to specific allergens to change how your body reacts.
When to consider allergy testing
When you’re not looking forward to facing spring because of your seasonal allergies, you should schedule an allergy testing appointment with our team now. This ensures you have time to undergo testing and begin your treatment before pollen counts rise and your sneezing begins.
If you’re not sure you have allergies, consider scheduling a testing appointment if you develop symptoms of allergies, such as:
- Runny nose
- Skin rash
- Irritated, watery eyes
If you have asthma that’s triggered by contact with certain allergens, our team can help you strategize ways to prevent both allergy and asthma attacks.
It’s also important to consider allergy testing if you have anaphylaxis, a condition that causes sudden inflammation in your esophagus. This inflammation makes it difficult for you to breathe and can become life-threatening if not treated right away. By identifying the triggers of such a severe reaction, you can prevent them from happening.
Learn more about the benefits of the on-site allergy testing services by scheduling an appointment at the Primary Care Walk-In Medical Clinic nearest you online, by phone, or visit as a walk-in.