Food and Seasonal Allergy Testing
What types of allergy testing is available?
We offer allergy testing for patients that feel they may need to be tested. Most people suffer from 2 types of allergies: Food Allergies and Seasonal Allergies. We offer IgE Seasonal Allergy and Food Allergy testing that is covered by most insurance policies. Rather than providing traditional allergy shots, we offer an oral allergy drop serum that contains seasonal allergens. The drops are a safe alternative which will not cause anaphylaxis and may be taken from home. Madison Family Care and Wellness Center in Madison, AL is located in a region that ranks among the highest in the country for pollen scores. For this reason, our expert staff has become committed to fighting seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergies can take over your life and keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Instead of getting a traditional allergy shot, we prescribe an oral allergy drop serum. The serum contains seasonal allergens to prevent seasonal allergies from attacking your body. The serum can even be taken from home at your convenience.
Food Allergies are a common issue among children and adults. The number of children that develop food allergies is increasing each year. When someone is experiencing an allergic reaction to food it can be anywhere from a mild reaction such as feeling itchy to anaphylaxis, which is a severe reaction that can possibly lead to death.
When diagnosing Food Allergies, we test for IgE and IgG Antibodies to determine if there is a presence of acute and delayed food allergies. The IgE allergens test is performed with a painless scratch test and the IgG allergens test is a blood test. It is important to test for both IgE and IgG allergens as some foods are on both tests and it will help measure the acute and delayed allergies. For example: if eggs are negative on a skin test but positive on the blood test, it indicates a delayed response to eggs and they should be avoided.
Common symptoms often caused by food allergies include:
- abdominal pain and bloating
- acid reflex
- weight gain
- body aches
- skin rashes
- brain fog
Your local source for allergy testing
Madison Family Care and Wellness Center tests for food allergies using a painless skin scratch test and/or a blood draw test if needed. This can determine which foods the patient should avoid. We offer seasonal allergy drops that can be dropped under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream. These drops can help the body become desensitized to the specific seasonal allergens that cause reactions.
Let Us Help You Lead an Allergy-Free Life
The expert staff at Madison Family Care, Wellness and Aesthetic Center in Madison, AL wants you to live a happy and healthy life. When it comes to food or seasonal allergies some reactions you have could be deadly. We can have you tested by using one of our two allergy testing methods. If you feel that you may have had an allergic reaction to something please call us today to schedule an appointment.
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