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Attention Allergy Sufferers!

Poinsett Family Practice has recently introduce Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy treatment for those suffering from allergies, asthma, dermatitis (skin irritations), sinusitis, hives, angioedema, and seasonal allergies.  If you currently use over-the-counter and prescription allergy relief aids then you know that they can have uncomfortable side affects.  You also know that they don’t address the underlying cause of your symptoms.  That’s why you should talk to your doctor about precision allergy testing and the new customized immunotherapy that could help you say good by to your allergies forever.  Talk to your doctor on your next appointment or call and schedule an appointment to discuss allergy testing.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is the test done?

A tiny comb gently scratches or abrades the skin surface.  A positive test will appear as a raised red itch bump on the skin, like a mosquito bite.

2.  How long does the test take?

Test results are available within 15 minutes of testing, so you don’t have to wait long to learn the cause of your allergies.

3.  Who can be tested?

Adults and children over the age of 2 can be tested for allergies.  This is especially helpful for patients who suffer from asthma.

4.  Which allergy will I be tested for?

You will be tested for the 50 most geographically specific allergies in our area.  We will test for products including dust mites, proteins from pet hair and dander, tress, grass and weed pollen, molds and cockroach droppings.

5.  What is Immunotherapy?

Allergen Immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens.  It involves introducing increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months.  Initial treatment is administered by our nurse/technician.  She will then educate you on the procedure so that you can self administer in the comforts of your own home.

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