Allergy Testing

About Allergy Testing

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.


Symptoms Of Seasonal Allergies

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

Watery Eyes

Your eyes tend to water often and throughout the day

Runny Nose or Congestion

You’re experiencing stuffiness in the nasal or a runny nose

Sore Throat

You are experiencing a pain or irritation in the throat.


Experiencing pain, pressure, or throbbing sensation in the head

Wheezing or Coughing

When you cough, you hear a shrill whistle or course rattle in your airway


Symptoms Of Food Allergies

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:

Itching in the Mouth or Throat

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.

Swelling in the Face, Tongue, or Throat

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.

Nausea or Vomiting

You feel sick with a tendency to throw up

Abdominal Pain

You may experience pain in your stomach


Testing & Treatment For Allergies

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.





What to Expect at Your Appointment

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!


Allergy Testing FAQs

Helping you with all of your questions regarding allergies or allergy testing

Do I need insurance for allergy tests?

No. We do not require insurance for our patients.

How much does allergy testing cost?

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.

How do I prepare for an allergy test?

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.

Can allergy testing make allergies worse?

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.

Get Your Allergy Test At Center For Advanced Wellness Today

If you are experiencing or notice any reoccurring allergic reactions to food or seasonal allergies, schedule an appointment with us today


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