Allergy care and Testing

Dr. Reddy Family Doctors Allergy care

Spring and early summer brings with it almost the end of cold and flu season but the allergies get stronger as the days pass by. And, the weather is certainly to cause your nasal congestion, sore throat, and itchy and watery eyes.

  • Itching of the nose, mouth, throat, eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Stuff nose/congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Watering and redness of the eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes
Allergy Testing

Skin Test: Checks for allergies by placing small amounts of allergens along the arm or back, then seeing which ones your body reacts to.

RAST Test: A simple allergy blood test performed when skin testing is not a possibility.

Immunotherapy: A process in which an allergic patient can become desensitized to allergens that trigger rhinitis (congestion, sneezing and itching), asthma and insect allergy.

Rush Immunotherapy: RUSH allows a patient to achieve his/her maintenance dose more rapidly.

Patch Testing: Tests for contact dermatitis such as a skin product allergy, chemical allergy or metal allergy such as nickel.

Rhinolaryngoscopy: A procedure that helps diagnose nasal polyps or sinusitis as well as vocal cord problems.

Pulmonary Function Test: This test is also called spirometry and is used for someone with asthma or COPD.

Medication Desensitization: Performed for someone with an aspirin or penicillin allergy.

Aspirin Desensitization: Performed for someone with aspirin allergy.

Immunoglobulin Therapy: An infusion for someone with immunodeficiency