Testing Is Essential For A Diagnosis

Allergy Testing

If you suspect allergies are causing your symptoms, it is important to establish an accurate diagnosis. Steps necessary to establish a diagnosis are:

  • Gathering your detailed medical history.
  • Conducting a thorough examination of your ears, nose, throat and head.
  • Evaluating your sinuses to determine if infection and/or structural abnormality (deviated septum or polyps) is contributing to your symptoms.
  • Completing an allergy test to confirm allergies and measure severity. There are two types of allergy tests:

Skin Prick Testing – The most common type of diagnostic allergy test. With skin testing, we expose your skin to a variety of allergens and then observe for a reaction

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ImmunoCAP or RAST (blood test)–This simple test is also very reliable at determining allergic sensitivities.

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