Do you need an allergy test? Did you know allergy and sinus infections can mimic each other?
The Allergy Department at Enticare have seen many cases of Hay fever allergies that cause sinus blockage and infection. The symptoms you have been dealing with may be due to swelling and discomfort that commonly results from allergic reactions in the body. The testing is for healthy individuals ages 3 and up. Pregnant women will need to wait to get testing done after the baby has arrived.
The most common allergies are:
- Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis)
- Food Allergies
- Bee Stings
Some of the symptoms include:
- Difficulty Breathing
Better health based on a stronger immune system for optimum health.
Three areas of primary benefits of Allergy treatment:
- Reduce fatigue from the overactivity of your immune system.
- Make your quality of living healthier.
- Reduce the patient’s cost of office visits, medication, and loss of work and school.
Allergy treatments, whether it is allergy injections (SCIT), Sublingual drops(SLIT) or if indicated for the patient in tablet form can boost the immune system; once treatment becomes effective, it will reduce fatigue and improves overall health.
Live Life Freely
The patient can enjoy outdoors and not have to be considered that exposure to animals and or inhalant allergies continually is making them feel miserable with itchy watering eyes, sneezing attacks, hives, sinus infection, etc. Once full treatment effects are felt less need for pharmaceutical invention and continuous doctor visits.
Get Experienced Help
Our office is quickly able to assess the patient. Our specialists can check your insurance, so you know what will be your out of pocket expense. The physicians and allergy staff have over thirty years (this may be even more years) of combined experience to help all aspects of the allergic person. The front desk can check patient and notify the depart of your arrival quickly and efficiently thus expediting your visit here with us.
Allergy Test FAQ
How many antigens are tested?
A: We have the capability to test up to 120 antigens. 60 are environmental and 60 food antigens.
Is the testing dangerous?
A: No, we test for common antigens that are found in our environment and common foods.
Does it hurt?
A: The testing should not hurt. The test is performed with very fine needles-like applicators that lightly scratch the surface of the skin and leave droplets of serum on the back.
Where is the testing performed?
A: On the patients back, on either side of the spine.
What medications do I need to avoid? For how long?
A: All antihistamine medications and Beta Blocker medications. Medications should be discontinued for one full week prior to the appointment.
Do we test for dyes and medications?
A: No, only food and environmental antigens.
What kind of reactions do people usually have?
A: It can vary. Most patients might have redness, itching, and swelling at the application site.
Allergy Injections FAQ
How long is the therapy?
A: It can range from 3-5 years. The main factor that we cannot predict is the consistency of the patient coming in for injections. Patients will be coming in for approximately 45 weeks for weekly injections, after that there will be a gradual increase until the patient is coming in once a month.
What antigens are in the serum? Food?
A: Environmental Only. Serum for allergy injections is specifically formulated based on the patient’s allergy test.
What if I miss some injections appointments?
A: Missing an injection appointment should not be too detrimental to the therapy depending on the span between injections. However, our providers do suggest staying consistent with injection on a weekly basis.
Why do I need an EpiPen?
A: It is our policy that patients that undergo this form of immunotherapy are required to have an EpiPen. We also ask that all patients bring the EpiPen along to all injection appointments. This is in case there is an anaphylactic reaction to the injection.
Sublingual Allergy Drops FAQ
Are allergy drops covered by insurance?
A: Allergy drops are not covered by any insurance yet. They are self-pay cost, please contact our office for additional information.
Are the same things in the injections in the drops?
A: The drops are slightly different- they consist of common environmental antigens.
How long will therapy last?
A: 3-5 Years, depending on the consistency of the patient taking the drops.
Do I have to come in for an appointment to see the provider after I use my vials of drops?
A: Yes, anytime a new vial or set of drops are needed, patients are required to come into the office to see the provider prior to obtaining the next set of drops.