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Allergy Testing (Including Food Allergy Testing) – Plano, TX
Allergic disease (also known as allergies) are a number of conditions caused by an abnormal immune response to foreign substances in your body. Trying to find everything that you are allergic to is difficult (and sometimes dangerous).
Allergy testing should be performed by an expert that can properly diagnose what triggers your immune response. Once you know exactly what you are allergic to, your allergy doctor can develop a personalized treatment plan to provide allergy relief.
Did you know that untreated allergic disease can be the main cause of many illnesses such as insomnia, sinusitis, headaches & migraines, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, muscle aches, joint pain, back pain and much more?
Allergy testing, physical exams and your complete medical history are the most reliable, cost-effective, and safe approaches to finding what you are allergic to.
What Happens During Allergy Testing?
The healthcare providers at The Pain Relief Center perform allergy testing work to safely identify allergens based on skin reactions. Dr. Rodriguez will expose your immune system to specific allergens and will evaluate your body’s reaction to the suspected allergen.
Skin tests are the most common type of allergy testing in Dallas. These are also called a scratch test, a patch test, or a skin test.
Like many other allergy testing facilities, we use skin testing to narrow down the root cause to a particular allergen or allergens.
Skin testing begins by placing a “skin tester” on your back. The “skin tester” exposes your skin to many different substances at once.
In some instances, we may issue a blood test instead. Blood tests are typically reserved for those who are more at risk for severe allergic reactions. And, for those with food allergies, we may recommend an elimination diet to isolate which foods you’re eating are triggering allergic reactions.
Make sure that you avoid any antihistamines for at least 48 hours prior the allergy test to ensure the best results.
Benefits of Allergy Testing
If you have untreated allergy symptoms you might be unaware of how much better you will feel once your symptoms are diagnosed and managed.
We urge those who are suffering with allergy symptoms to avoid self-diagnosing. Many who choose to self-diagnose restrict their diet unnecessarily, which can lead to deficiencies.
Allergies should be tested by an experienced allergy specialist, who has years of experience and knows what to look for in specific allergens.
Contact one of our board certified physicians if you experience the following, as they be a byproduct of potential allergens:
Itchy eyes, nose or throat
Nasal congestion or runny nose
Hives, itchiness or other skin conditions
Abdominal pain or diarrhea after eating certain foods (which will require a food allergy test)
Severe reactions to insect stings
Allergens We Test For
We test patients for over 80 different allergens including:
- Dust mites
- Cat & Dog Dander
- Food Allergy Testing
Conditions Treated By an Experienced Allergist
Allergic reactions to insect bites
When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks a food or specific ingredient, an allergic reaction occurs. While food allergies can begin at any age, most occur in children and babies. While some of our patients are confident of the food or foods that trigger reactions, some are unsure. This is where testing for food allergies can really help.
The most common food allergies include:
Allergic reactions to food can range from a mild to a severe allergic reaction, life-threatening in some cases.
Allergy symptoms associated with food allergies can include sneezing, itching, cramping, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, rash, diarrhea, hives, and swelling in the lips or mouth.
A potentially dangerous side effect of an allergic reaction to food is called eosinophilic esophagitis. This presents as a feeling of food stuck in the esophagus, when in reality, it is not.
Allergy Testing Locations
Our certified allergy technicians perform all allergy testing in our state-of-the-art allergy clinic. The areas we serve are:
- Dallas, TX
- Plano, TX
- Frisco, TX
- McKinney, TX
- Allen, TX
Allergy Testing is 100% Safe. We Monitor Your Allergic Reaction in a Controlled Environment
We do not conduct food allergy tests for anything that could cause anaphylactic shock like shellfish or peanuts.
This procedure is quick and painless, but if you are allergic to any of the substances, you may experience some itching. This process will only take 20 minutes. Be sure to take this time to ask your allergy doctor any questions.
Dallas Allergy Treatment
After we go over your results, our allergy doctor will give you a copy of your results.
No two allergy tests are exactly alike, so in order to effectively treat allergies, no two treatment plans will be exactly alike. Once your skin test is complete, one of our healthcare professionals will work with you to construct the best allergy treatment plan for you.
While lifestyle change to avoid contact allergens may provide temporary relief, it’s almost impossible to completely remove some of the more common allergens. And if you’ve struggled with allergies, you understand the harsh side effects that come with taking allergy medications.
The Pain Relief Center located in Dallas, TX, we offer a superior means of allergy relief for those who need it!
If needed, you may be recommended a special allergy treatment called home immunotherapy. Home immunotherapy is a process in which a serum (similar to insulin shots) is created based on your test results.
The allergy tech will make sure that you able administer the sreum to yourself correctly by yourself. Over time the serum will build up your immune system to the allergens you are allergic to. This form of allergy treatment saves time because it doesn’t require multiple trips to the doctor’s office.
You don’t have to be held back by your allergies anymore. Please feel free to contact us immediately if you feel like you’re a good candidate for our allergy test. Our testing and allergy treatment could just change your life, as it has for so many patients and their family members.
The most critical step on the path to recovery is finding a pain management doctor who can address your pain management needs successfully. The Pain Relief Center and its five specialized institutes are dedicated to meeting any and all of a patient’s needs. Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Rodriguez and his friendly staff will help you along the path to recovery.
Our new center in Dallas is part of a nationwide development by Pain Relief Centers, geared to providing individualized and comprehensive healing and pain management services with unprecedented levels of compassion, care, and comfort for each patient.