Allergies

Why suffer with allergies ? allergy testing at our office is NOT charged to patients at any time in a joint effort to help patients feel better (reg 350.00).  Disclaimer: *It is Free for the Patients that have not yet been approved by their Insurance or the Insurance eventually Denies it. For the patients that are approved for Immuno Therapy, the testing may be billed and paid for by your insurance company and Allertech accepts what the Insurance will Cover* We offer free allergy testing.

Disclaimer* It is Free for the Patients that have not yet been approved  by their Insurance or the Insurance eventually denies it. For the patients that are approved for Immuno Therapy, the Testing may be billed and paid for by your insurance company and Allertech  accepts what the insurance will cover*

Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to something that is harmless to most people but triggers a reaction in anyone sensitive to it. This substance is known as an allergen.

Allergies can be seasonal (worsening during certain times of the year, such as pollen allergies in the spring) or perennial (occurring year-round). Common allergens include weed or grass pollen, dust mites, animal dander, mold, insect stings and a variety of food types, such as eggs, shellfish, nuts and grains. If you come in contact with something to which you are allergic, your immune system considers it dangerous and releases a chemical called histamine to counteract it.

The release of histamine can cause a variety of symptoms, including a skin rash, headache, sneezing, runny nose, swelling, nausea and diarrhea. The most severe reaction, known as anaphylaxis, can be life-threatening.

If the allergen is something you breathe in, your reaction will most likely affect your eyes, nose and lungs. If the allergen is something you consume, you’re more likely to have symptoms in your mouth, stomach and intestines.

An appointment can help determine the severity and cause of the problem. The allergist will discuss your medical history and symptoms and may use blood or skin tests to find out whether you have an allergy and what the allergen is. Medications (over-the-counter and prescription) and immunotherapy (allergy shots) may provide relief; making changes to your environment can also be helpful.