Many patients assume they have allergies because they have the “normal” symptoms, but they have never been tested to identify what allergen, if any, could be causing the problem. All they know is during certain times of the year, they get the typical allergy symptoms like a runny nose, watery eyes and congestion. But, there are lesser known symptoms allergy sufferers may not even know about.
Ailments like chronic sinus infections, strep throat, asthma, eye infections, nasal polyps, chronic ear infections and migraine headaches could also be signs of allergies. Even common skin ailments like hives and eczema, which are typically treated as chronic illnesses, could be allergy driven.
allergiMed’s allergiTest™ is used to determine to what extent allergens play a role in your allergic reactions. Some conditions like non-allergic rhinitis, food allergy, infection or gastric reflux may produce symptoms identical to allergic rhinitis and can be difficult to distinguish without testing. Another reason for testing is to identify your specific allergen triggers. One of the keys to effective treatment is avoidance of those triggers. An allergiTest also provides your physician with a baseline from which to measure the improvement in the number and severity of your allergy symptoms as your treatment progresses. But most importantly, testing is the first step in formulating an alternative therapy to traditional allergy treatments and medications called immunotherapy.
allergiTest panels are regionalized geographically to match the allergens that you encounter where you live. With allergiTest, your clinician can easily and safely determine your allergy sensitivities in a single office visit. And, allergiTest is a much more patient-friendly testing method because it is completely NEEDLE FREE!
The allergiTest involves applying nine non-invasive plastic testing applicators to your back. The applicators have no needles and do not break the skin. A total of 70 allergens are tested, as well as a small amount of histamine to make sure your skin is capable of producing a normal, visible skin reaction.
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Skin reactions are measured after 15 to 20 minutes. Itching, redness and wheals (small, itchy lumps) indicate sensitivity to a particular allergen or a normal response to histamine.
Once your physician has determined the allergens you are allergic too and treatment is recommended, he will prescribe allergiDrops™ our sublingual immunotherapy. allergiDrops are applied under the tongue in gradually increasing doses to safely and effectively build your tolerance to the allergens causing your symptoms. Sublingual Immunotherapy has been the standard in most European countries for over 60 years and is endorsed by the World Allergy Organization.