You suspect you have allergies. You experience a variety of unexplained symptoms that are unpredictable. There are times when you wheeze. There are other times when your eyes water and you feel like you have a cold, but no cold medicine will touch your symptoms. You may have had a rash or hives. If you have a severe reaction with swelling or difficulty bleeding, you know that some type of allergy is going on. You need to find answers. Consider the various benefits of allergy testing at our office.
Take the Guesswork Out of the Cause of Your Reactions
To try and figure out why your symptoms are happening, you may be keeping a journal of any time you have had an outbreak to try and narrow it down. It might have been a friend’s cat, a new food you tried, a perfume, dust, pollen or a laundry detergent. However, you won’t know without testing. It could be too dangerous to experiment with exposure to allergens on your own. In addition, it will make you uncomfortable. Choose allergy testing so you don’t have to guess anymore.
Eliminate Suspected Allergens
How many times have you heard of someone getting rid of a beloved pet because they “think” they are allergic? When you have allergy testing, you will find out for certain if pet dander is a problem. If it isn’t, your cat or dog will be able to stay.
Learn How You Can Deal with Your Allergy
With testing, you will have specific answers and you will know what direction you can go. Our allergy specialist will be able to tell you what to do in order to deal with any outbreaks. You will also know how to avoid your issues when you know what has been causing all of your discomfort in the first place.
Learn About Lifestyle Changes
If you are dealing with severe food allergies, you may need to start alternating what you eat in order to avoid additional problems with food. If you have an insect allergy, you can always have an EpiPen with you for your protection. If you are dealing with dust and pollen, you can control your environment. If you have a pet allergy, you will stay away from that type of animals. If nuts are the problem, you will have to be especially careful about many foods and oils that may contain the type of nuts that have caused your reaction. You may need to be on guard for other nuts as well. If shellfish is the problem, you will need to pay close attention to any type of salad or seafood you have. Your allergy testing will tell you what to do.
Find Out if Your Eating Habits May be a Part of the Problem
Allergy testing may prove that your digestive issues or occasional outbreaks are caused by something as common as a gluten allergy. You may only need to change what you eat to avoid future problems with your allergies.
Learn if Your Environment Needs to be Controlled
In some cases, your work environment or your home environment may be exposing you to allergens that are making your life difficult. With changes in the environment, the use of air filters and protective clothing, you could steer clear of problems.
Save Your Life
When you have allergy testing, you will find out why you are having life-threatening reactions. You will be prepared for the future so that your allergy doesn’t get the best of you.
As you can see, allergy testing offers so many benefits. Make an appointment at Metro Dermatology to get started and see where you stand. We have locations in Elmhurst, Englewood, Flushing and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for allergy testing!