AllergyTesting

Comprehensive Allergy Testing in the Indianapolis, IN Area

The Road to Allergy Relief Begins at Indianapolis Sinus Center

Over 50 million people live with chronic allergies in the United States. Allergy symptoms can make life feel miserable at times. However, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Indianapolis Sinus Center provides allergy testing in the Indianapolis area for patients of all ages. The road to allergy relief begins with a comprehensive evaluation and personalized allergy treatment plan. We’ll examine your medical history and run some diagnostics to pinpoint what triggers your symptoms. If you or a loved one has chronic or severe allergy symptoms, contact our clinic today to schedule an appointment for allergy testing.

What Are Allergies? What Are Some Common Allergens?

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Allergies are your body’s immune system response to specificsubstances that trigger an overreaction. Normally, your body produces allergicantibodies to protect you from harmful substances, releasing chemicals such ashistamine into your bloodstream. While most common allergens are not usually dangerous,the allergy symptoms triggered by the overreaction can become problematic. Themost common allergy symptoms include sneezing, congestion, hives, swelling,itchy or watery eyes, vomiting, scratchy throat, and difficulty breathing.Allergy symptoms could range from a skin reaction to respiratory, abdominal, oranaphylactic (life-threatening), depending on the severity of your allergy.

Common allergens that produce uncomfortable symptoms when inhaled,touched, or eaten by the person with the allergy include dust, pollen, mold,animal dander, and specific foods. The most common food allergies includepeanuts, dairy products, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, and tree nuts. People canalso be allergic to specific antibiotics and medicines, household cleaningproduct chemicals, wool, tobacco smoke, and insect bites or stings. Becausenumerous things could trigger an allergy, allergy testing can take a while toidentify the specific allergens causing your allergy symptoms.

What Are Allergies? What Are Some Common Allergens?

Allergy testing is used to diagnose which allergens are triggering a person’s allergy symptoms. A trained allergist-immunologist will usually conduct an allergen skin test that is safe and effective for patients of all ages. It’s vital to undergo allergy testing to identify which allergens are causing your symptoms so that allergy relief or better management of your symptoms is possible. Your body could eventually develop a tolerance or immunity to these specific allergens with treatment.

What Allergy Tests Are Available? How Should I Prepare?

Allergy testing can vary, but the most common allergy testsinclude blood and skin tests. During a blood test, blood is drawn and examined forallergic antibodies in the bloodstream. However, skin tests are used more oftenfor allergy testing. We will insert a tiny amount of an allergen extractthrough a small puncture in the skin using a plastic applicator during a skintest involving the prick technique. We will inject a tiny amount of allergenextract under the skin using a small syringe during a skin test involving theintradermal technique. All allergen extracts are standardized and commerciallymanufactured by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for your safety.Prior to your appointment, your doctor should ask you to stop taking specificmedications, such as antihistamines, which could interfere with your allergytest results.

Indianapolis Sinus Center provides allergy testing in the Indianapolis area. If you suffer from allergy symptoms, the road to allergy relief begins here.

What Will Happen During My Allergy Testing Appointment?

An allergy testing appointment is typically brief and only mildly uncomfortable. If you’re here for a skin allergy test, you should expect to see a reaction only where the allergen extract makes contact with your skin. If you have a skin reaction, such as swelling or hives, it usually subsides within 30-60 minutes. After testing, you are free to resume taking your antihistamines and other medications to alleviate your allergy symptoms. If you take a sedative antihistamine, you should plan on having someone drive you to and from the appointment. You can resume normal activities afterward.

Why Choose Indianapolis Sinus Center’s Allergy Associates?

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Many people choose Indianapolis Sinus Center because we treat the underlying problem and not just the allergy symptoms to improve our patients’ quality of life. Our allergy testing and treatments are safe and effective in providing long-term allergy relief. Once we’ve determined which allergens are triggering your symptoms, we can develop a customized allergy treatment plan. Your treatment plan could include medications, allergy drops, allergy shots, or any combination of these. Our allergy associates specialize in devising budget-friendly treatment plans that are convenient for your lifestyle, with fewer office visits and fewer hours of missed work or school. Learn more about our AAAASF-accredited Entellus Center of Excellence. You can rest assured you’ll receive exemplary patientcare at our clinic.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Allergy Testing

Are you ready to learn more about allergy testing at Indianapolis Sinus Center? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our friendly, knowledgeable allergy associates. We’d love to customize an allergy treatment plan to help minimize your symptoms and provide long-term allergy relief. Our clinic is open Monday through Friday and can be found on East County Line Road in Greenwood. View our new patient forms and testimonials prior to your first appointment so you know what to expect.

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