Let us begin by saying that we don’t jump into the actual testing. First, our staff will sit down with you and thoroughly discuss your medical history and symptoms. Next, before we start any type of test, we will explain to you what we’re going to do because our top priority – next to making you feel better – is making you feel at ease.
Once you are ready, we will begin the actual allergy testing process, which can involve a skin and/or blood test. Here are the different types with descriptions from Mayo Clinic:
According to the College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), a blood test is usually done if:
- The patient is taking a medicine that can interfere with skin testing, but cannot be stopped for a few days
- The patient suffers from a severe skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis
- Testing with a strong allergen might cause an extra large positive reaction
- A single needle stick for allergy blood testing may be better than several skin tests, especially for babies and very young children
Now that you know what to expect, schedule an appointment for allergy testing at CT Sinus Center and take the first step in finding permanent relief. Our patient-care administered by expert physicians will have you feeling at ease from the moment you walk through the door and feeling relief shortly thereafter.
Call 860-BALLOON to schedule an appointment at one of CT Sinus Center’s four conveniently-located offices today.
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