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Types of Allergies
Allergies fall under two categories: seasonal and perennial. Seasonal allergies only occur during specific times of the year whereas perennial allergies are year-round. The most common types of allergens are mold, pet hair, dust, and pollen.
We offer allergy testing for adults and children. We most often will perform a skin prick test (SPT) because of its high rate of reliability and minimal discomfort.
Skin prick testing involves gently pressing a small plastic device dipped into different allergens onto the skin of your forearms or your back. These allergens remain on the skin for at least 20 minutes. After testing, we will go over the results with you.
We also offer intradermal testing (IDT), which is performed on the upper arms by placing a small amount of allergen in two different strengths just under the skin with a very tiny needle.
Allergy shots are a type of immunotherapy that help retrain your nose, sinuses, and immune system to be less reactive to what you are allergic to. These are administered under the skin with a needle.
Similar to allergy shots, allergy drops are a type of immunotherapy that can be taken orally.