If you suspect allergies are causing your symptoms, it is important to establish an accurate diagnosis so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be initiate.
The St. Louis Sinus Center takes very thorough steps to establish a diagnosis and include:
- Gathering your detailed medical history.
- Performing a thorough examination of your ears, nose, throat and head.
- Conducting an Endoscopy to determine if infection and/or structural abnormalities (deviated septum or polyps) are contributing to your symptoms.
- Completing an allergy test to confirm allergies and measure severity.
There are two types of allergy tests:
- Modified Quantitative Testing (MQT) or Skin Prick Testing – The most common type of diagnostic allergy test and is performed at the St. Louis Sinus Center. With skin testing, we expose your skin to a variety of allergens and then observe for a reaction
- As an alternative to MQT, ImmunoCAP Testing – This is a simple blood test which measures sensitivities