Seasonal allergies can get in the way of you enjoying your daily life. Some of the most common symptoms of seasonal allergies include a runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, and even asthma. For most patients, these allergies are triggered by things like ragweed or pollen and can lead to more serious issues like a sinus infection, migraines, fatigue, or asthma attacks. Food allergies are another common problem that can affect people as soon as they consume certain foods that they are allergic to. These symptoms can be severe and even deadly in extreme cases. Common food allergy symptoms include bloating, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, headaches, migraines, weight gain, diarrhea, or even ADD and ADHD.
When you’re dealing with allergies, it’s important to know exactly what you’re allergic to so you can avoid these triggers in the future. At Revive Medical Center, we can help you pinpoint the problem with a simple allergy test. This test is fast and painless, and it can help you determine which foods or other triggers you should avoid. You should see a decrease or even a complete elimination of your allergy symptoms by avoiding these allergy triggers.
About Allergy Skin Tests
Allergy skin tests have long been used to help doctors determine what a patient is allergic to. This process is quick, and it involves applying a variety of different allergens directly to the skin. When the skin reacts, the physician can clearly see which allergens the patient has an adverse reaction to. The test allows you to easily see which things are causing your allergy symptoms to flare up. In general, the test is safe and is frequently used on both children and adults.
What Can an Allergy Test Determine?
A thorough, quality allergy test can help your doctor determine exactly what kind of allergies you have. This can range from specific food allergies to hay fever or asthma. The test can also determine if you are allergic to things like latex or bee stings. It can also diagnose common issues like hay fever, allergies to certain medications, and skin problems like eczema.
What to do After an Allergy Test
After your doctor has made a diagnosis, they’ll create a custom plan just for you. This may include things like prescription medication or immunotherapy. For many, it also includes simple lifestyle changes such as a change to your home or work environment as well as dietary changes if you have a food allergy. Make sure your doctor thoroughly explains anything you have questions about so you can avoid dealing with the symptoms of allergies in the future.