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Allergy Services

Avoidance Teaching
All patients will be taught avoidance methods to help control their allergies. This can include limiting exposure by keeping windows closed, wrapping pillows and mattresses, and not allowing pets in the house.

Allergy Testing
May reveal allergens that you didn’t even realize were causing you problems. Testing is necessary if you wish to start immunotherapy. The allergist will ask questions to develop a medical history and determine whether or not allergies run in your family. Once non-allergic conditions are evaluated and an allergy is suspected, an allergist will perform a diagnostic allergy test.

Prior to testing we recommend stopping the following medications as follows:
 14 days prior to testing
  • Clarinex or Clarinex D
  • Doxepin (Adapin-Sinequan
 7 days prior to testing
  • Allegra or Allegra D
  • Claritan or Claritan D
  • Alavert
  • Zyrtec or Zyrtec D
  • Atarax
  • Xyza
  • Chloropheniramin
  • Dymista Nasal Spray
  • Astepro nasal spray
  • Eye Drops (Patanol, Patanase, Livostin,Visine A, Optivar)
3 days prior to testing
  • Benadryl
  • Over-the-counter sleep aids (Tylenol PM or Advil PM)
24 hours prior to testing
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Famotidine (Pepcid)






 
Allergy Injections
Can effectively lessen or prevent problems caused by many common allergens, including pollens, grass, mold, dander and dust mites. Allergy shots are not used in the treatment of food allergies. You will develop a specific plan with an allergist.

Asthma Management
Depending on the type and severity of your asthma, the physician will help formulate an asthma action plan which might include one or more of the following medications: inhaled corticosteroids, long-term control medications, or quick relief medications.

Food and Drug  Challenges
A challenge is done by exposing you to what you are allergic to, in a controlled environment, under medical supervision, in gradually increasing small doses. Prior to doing a challenge, you may have blood work to see if a challenge is right for you.

Over the Counter treatments
Nasal sprays, Allergy medications, Eye drops and sinus rinses.
 
Contact us to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment. 
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