Allergy Clinic

Are you suffering from allergies?

Your primary care provider knows that each patient is different. Each responds differently to different allergens. That is why every single dose of our allergy medication is custom-formulated specifically for each individual patient. Unlike over-the-counter and prescription medications that ease your symptoms, we identify and then treat the cause of your disease.

What kind of testing is done?

A skin test pinpoints your specific allergies. This testing is not painful. A tiny comb gently scratches or abrades the skin surface. After the test is performed, it takes only about 15 minutes to develop. A positive test will appear as a raised, red itchy bump on the skin, like a mosquito bite. The test helps people see (and feel) a positive allergy to things such as cat dander.

You are tested for the 50 most geographically specific allergens in this area. The test includes products from dust mites, proteins from pet hair and dander, trees, grass and weed pollen, molds and cockroach droppings.

Adults and children over the age of two can be tested for allergies. This is especially helpful for patients who suffer with asthma, allergic pneumonia, conjunctivitis (pink eye), undiagnosed cough, dermatitis (skin irritation), insect allergy, rhinitis, sinusitis, urticarial (hives) and angioedema (similar to hives, but beneath the skin).

What happens next?

Treatment includes immunotherapy. Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens. It involves introducing increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months.

How do I get started?

Call or ask your primary care provider if allergy testing and immunotherapy would be right for you.

For more information

Call Becky, our Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist, at(806)244-4571 ext. 6816.