If you have a history of allergic reactions or have a genetic predisposition to allergic reactions, you may benefit from having allergy testing performed at out office. Testing can be completed on a person of any age, including infants, and can do much to help a person remain comfortable and healthy for a lifetime. Here are some of the many benefits that you can expect to see when you choose to undergo allergy testing.
Understand What Affects You
An allergy test can usually show what may be causing your allergies. Whether you have seasonal allergies due to pollen or are allergic to your neighbor’s dog, we can help you find the answer. Instead of using guesswork and staying away from multiple allergen sources, you can receive definitive proof of what is making you feel ill. When you eliminate certain possible allergens, you will be able to live your life with more freedom, knowing that you can eat certain foods, have certain pets or be in certain environments.
Find a Medication That Will Work
Once we know what is causing your negative reaction, we can look for a way to treat it. While part of your treatment may be making changes to your environment or diet as noted below, you may also benefit from other treatment measures. Knowing the cause of your allergies through allergy testing will help us prescribe the right treatment for you.
Learn About Positive Lifestyle Changes
Depending on your allergies, we may be able to recommend new ways of staying away from the allergen in your everyday life. For example, you may need to stay away from certain pets, clean your home more often or invest in special filters. If foods are the cause of your allergies, our team of experts can help you understand how to eliminate such foods as gluten, nuts, dairy or shellfish from your diet.
Some allergies can be life-threatening. Knowing about them in advance, thanks to allergy testing, can help you stay healthy every day and can even save your life.
Get Answers Quickly and Easily
Allergy testing is typically not long or difficult. Whether you have nasal allergies, skin rashes or allergies to certain foods, our team at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic can help you with comprehensive allergy testing at our office. Contact us today to book an appointment at one of our locations in Oregon, Washington, or California!