The scratch, also known as the prick-puncture test, is one of the most acceptable methods of allergy testing. A small amount of allergens is placed under the skin surface to check for reaction. Testing can be done for different allergens at the same time, and results are usually obtained within 15-20 minutes. Note: Avoidance of allergens could potentially prevent further progression of diseases including Nasal Polyposis, Chronic Sinusitis, and Asthma with recurrent exacerbation and other irreversible disease. Our tests are fast, reliable and painless, and can be used both to diagnose and to monitor the benefit of treatment for respiratory problems such as asthma.
Allergy shots are administrated to decrease the degree of allergic reaction to a specific allergen.
In general, allergy shot therapy can last about a year. Initially, patients have a weekly appointment that last about 20 minutes, during which they are given the allergy shot and are monitored for any adverse reaction. After a few months, the potency of the allergen increases and the frequency of the appointment for the shots decreases. When the patient does not react to the allergen at its most potent stage, the therapy is complete.