Allergy Testing: Why You Need It

Do you think you've figured out what's causing your allergies?

Many types of allergies have various effects on different people, therefore it's crucial to seek professional advice. With our allergy quiz, you can learn about the symptoms, test your knowledge, and find out what steps you can take to prevent symptoms from slowing you down.

Allergies add to the difficulty of navigating life. They can make you feel clogged, tired, and as if you won't be able to find a long-term remedy, but this is not the case. All you need is the appropriate guide. Emerald ENT can assist you in achieving long-term relief.

We can conduct allergy testing on you to ensure that we know which allergens are causing you problems. This will assist us in determining the most effective treatment approach.

Do you have any additional questions concerning your allergies?

What is the purpose of allergy testing?

The allergy testing procedure is the process of determining which allergens produce an allergic reaction in your body. It's also to figure out how serious the reaction is. Pet dander, food, pollen, and mold are some of the most common allergens evaluated. A specialist administers tests in the form of a skin prick or an allergy blood test.

A skin prick test involves pricking your skin with a small amount of an allergen to determine how your body reacts. Your reaction will reveal whether you are allergic, and a skin prick test can detect up to 40 allergens. Allergy tests are a wonderful place to start, but they don't always disclose everything.

As a result, a thorough allergy investigation is recommended, which should include the following:

  • Getting a list of symptoms
  • CT scan and full exam
  • Allergy testing
  • Determining the best treatment plan with your doctor

Why Do I Need to Go to My ENT's Office for Allergy Testing?

Allergy testing centers are springing up all over the country, and many patients are opting for testing rather than a thorough evaluation at their ENT's office. As previously said, the best technique to establish a patient's allergies is to conduct a thorough examination, which is not possible at a testing facility.

Your symptoms could be caused by an internal structure or other sinus issues, rather than allergies. Emerald ENT can provide an in-depth examination to determine the source of the problem and the most effective treatment approach.