An allergy is a body’s overreaction to a substance that is harmless to most people. Allergies can be related to any kind of exposure to foreign substances. You can be allergic to things you eat, drink, breathe in through the air, or touch. Because allergies can come from anywhere, it’s usually difficult to tell what’s causing an allergic reaction. Allergy testing can help. With a quick appointment at the Center for Advanced Wellness, you can learn what substances your immune system is reacting to, so you know what to avoid. It’s a great way to optimize your health.
You should get allergy tests done if you are diagnosed with asthma or have anaphylaxis. Both of these issues can be life-threatening and are often reactions to allergens. Learning what causes your asthma or anaphylaxis can help you avoid allergens and stay safe. You may also want to get a comprehensive allergy test if you have chronic or seasonal allergies. Sometimes known as “hay fever,” allergic rhinitis can cause:
You are experiencing a lot of sneezing than usual
Your eyes tend to water often and throughout the day
You're experiencing stuffiness in the nasal or a runny nose
You are experiencing a pain or irritation in the throat
Experiencing pain, pressure, or throbbing sensation in the head
When you cough, you hear a shrill whistle or course rattle in your airway
Food allergies can present a host of other symptoms. Sometimes, these are immediately obvious and need emergency medical attention. However, food allergies can have symptoms that are not life-threatening, but still disturbing. If you have untreated food allergies, you may have symptoms such as:
This is the most common sign of food allergies. You may experience tingling or itching in the throat or mouth.
A skin rash triggered by a food allergy. They are red, itchy welts on the skin.
If you experience this, you may also have trouble swallowing and breathing.
This means that your small intestine is less able to absorb nutrients from the food you ate.
You feel sick with a tendency to throw up
You may experience pain in your stomach
At the Center for Advanced Wellness, we perform skin prick allergy tests to determine what your body reacts to. These are generally more accurate than blood tests. These tests can check for food, airborne, and penicillin allergies.
If you’re ready to know what allergens are causing your symptoms, follow these steps: First, contact your closest Center For Advanced Wellness, book, and confirm your appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes early as you might be asked to fill out some paperwork during the check-in process. You are now ready for your test!
Helping you with all of your questions regarding allergies or allergy testing
No. We do not require insurance for our patients.
At some practices, allergy tests can cost several hundred dollars. If you have insurance, your cost will depend on your coverage. If you don’t have insurance or your deductible is simply too high, consider our membership plans. Options start at $50 per month for adults and bring your copays at our clinic to just $10.
Do not take any allergy medication or over the counter antihistamines 7 days before the test, do not take any antidepressants 7 days prior to test, and do not wear cologne.
The purpose of an allergy test should be to help confirm a suspected allergy. If testing a person or child that doesn't show any symptoms could do more harm than good.
If you are experiencing or notice any reoccurring allergic reactions to food or seasonal allergies, schedule an appointment with us today