Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness
Primary Care Practice & Gynecology located in Greenville, NC
More than 50 million Americans experience persistent symptoms of seasonal and chronic allergies every year. At Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness, the experienced medical team offers on-site allergy testing services to find out which substances are triggering your symptoms. The physicians customize a treatment plan using medications and immunotherapy to ease your existing symptoms and prevent new ones from developing. Call the office in Greenville, North Carolina, today to schedule allergy testing, or book an appointment online.
Allergy Testing Q&A
What is allergy testing?
Allergy testing helps identify substances in your environment that cause allergic reactions in your immune system. These reactions can trigger a variety of symptoms, like nasal congestion, sneezing, and skin rashes.
Allergies can also cause a potentially life-threatening reaction, known as anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis describes sudden inflammation in your airways when you make contact with an allergen. The inflammation makes it hard for you to take in enough oxygen and increases your risk for serious health complications, including premature death.
The team at Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness offers comprehensive allergy testing in-office to determine if you need treatment for seasonal or chronic allergies. Testing also makes it easier for you to avoid allergies that affect your health.
Why would I need allergy testing?
You may need allergy testing if you experience unexplained symptoms that you can’t manage well on your own. These symptoms can include:
- Runny nose
- Stuffy nose
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Skin rashes or hives
The Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness team also recommends that you undergo allergy testing if you have shortness of breath, chest tightness, or wheezing that can occur with anaphylaxis.
In addition to allergy testing, the team offers customized allergy treatments, including immunotherapy. This treatment involves a series of injections that expose your body to small amounts of known allergens to reduce the severity of your immune system’s reaction.
What can I expect during allergy testing?
Standard allergy testing involves pricking your skin with small amounts of allergens. Testing typically takes about 30 minutes, and you get your results before the end of your appointment.
The team at Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness typically tests for the most frequent, geographically specific, and perennial allergies in your area, including trees, grass, weed pollen, molds, and pet hair.
If your skin swells at the injection site, it’s an indication that you have an allergy. The team can test for multiple allergies during the same appointment and carefully monitor your health. They can also discuss your options for immunotherapy and other allergy treatments.
Call Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness today to schedule allergy testing, or book a consultation online.