We partner with Allergy Services of America, LLC (ASA) that enables us to provide a full spectrum of allergy testing and immunotherapy to patients. Testing and treatment is done at the clinic. We have a state-of-the-art facility where we conduct our allergy testing procedure. We have a dedicated staff trained as allergy technicians under the supervision of ASA’s Director of Clinical Allergy Services. This makes the process efficient removing the need to outsource the allergy testing procedure.
A physician may recommend an allergy skin testing to pinpoint specific allergens which causes certain symptoms to manifest. The skin testing is usually performed with allergen extracts to assess your skin’s reaction to allergen(s).
Allergen immunotherapy commonly known as allergy shots, is a long-term treatment that aims to decrease the symptoms of people suffering from allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis or eye allergy or stinging insect allergy. This is a cost-effective approach that benefits a lot of people.
Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) is a distinct therapy intended for allergic disease. This type of therapy provides symptomatic relief to patients while it modifies the allergic disease by targeting the underlying immunological mechanism.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a type of therapy which is also known as immunotherapy that allows a patient to place drops of allergen extracts under their tongue. Also known as “allergy drops,” SLIT is a substitute treatment for allergy shots. SLIT is painless and can be administered by the patient at home.
More than 50 million people in United States suffer from allergies, and an estimated 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens. The good thing to know is that allergies can be managed with the use of various treatment programs that are available today. These treatments will lead to a better quality of life for people suffering from various types of allergies. If you think that you may be suffering from allergies and the symptoms are recurring, consult your Primary Care Physician immediately.
If your doctor confirms you are susceptible to environmental allergens, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for Immunotherapy (SCIT or SLIT). For more information, contact us at (254) 968-6051 Extension 4223.