Allergy Specialist in Atlanta, Conyers, & Lawrenceville, GA
Looking for The Best Allergist in Georgia? Look No Further! At Allergy and Asthma Center our expert allergy doctors & medical staff offer a wide range of services, including Allergy Testing, Food Allergy Treatment, Asthma Management, Allergy Shots, Seasonal Allergies Treatment, and many more. Please Call One of Our Allergy Clinics in Atlanta, Conyers or Lawrenceville or Book an Appointment Online.
Allergies are quite a nuisance, whether you have to watch the foods you eat carefully or take allergy pills before going outside. At The Allergy and Asthma Center, serving Atlanta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, and surrounding Georgia region, we can help you identify your allergens. Additionally, we offer long-term solutions for treating your allergies, so you may live a life without having to take a medication or carefully monitor what you’re exposed to.
Types of Allergies
You could have a food, drug, or airborne particle allergy. Some examples of common food allergies include eggs, milk, soy, fish, and nuts. The most common drug allergy is penicillin. In terms of airborne allergens, mold, pet dander, and pollen are common.
Allergy Testing We Offer
If you’re unsure about your allergies, we offer a solution to determine what you’re allergic to. We can provide either a skin allergy test or a blood test. You may receive one of three different kinds of skin tests: patch, intradermal, or scratch.
A patch test takes a little bit longer than the other two. For this test, our allergists place patches on your skin with various allergens on them. You wear the patches for at least 48 hours. When you return to our office, we take notice if you had any reactions.
We can conduct an intradermal test, which consists of our practitioner placing small needles into your skin. They expose you to a variety of your allergens. Then, we wait about 10 to 15 minutes to see if you had a local reaction to the allergen.
The other skin test is known as a scratch test. During this particular test, our allergy doctors apply allergens to your skin. Then, we use a specialized device to scratch the surface of your skin. We wait between 10 to 15 minutes to determine if you had a reaction.
The other type of test we supply is a blood test. When your body responds to an allergen, it produces certain antibodies. By evaluating your blood for those antibodies, we can determine if you have an allergy to certain substances.
Although it’s not very common, we can provide elimination testing. This form of allergy testing is comprised of our allergist removing a specific item from your diet or life. Then, we see if your allergy symptoms subside. If you still have allergy symptoms, we then remove another item from your diet. This continues until we discover what you’re allergic to.
Allergy Treatments We Provide
Once we determine what your allergies are, we can provide you with a treatment to get to the root of your problem. We may suggest you undergo either oral or injectable immunotherapy.
Oral immunotherapy consists of our allergist giving you a sublingual tablet or liquid containing your allergen in a tiny amount. Then, we increase the amount of your allergen in the tablet or liquid solution. We continue doing so until your body can tolerate your allergen without reacting severely or at all. It slowly introduces your body to the allergen until you build up an immunity to the substance.
If you receive injectable immunotherapy, we administer a small amount of your allergen into your system through subcutaneous injections. We continue to increase the amount you receive. Eventually, you can handle exposure to your allergen without it causing a reaction.
For those who can’t find relief through albuterol inhalers, nebulizers, or inhalable steroids, we can find you other treatment solutions for your breathing problems.
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