Airborne allergies are a common problem in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To combat allergies, we offer onsite allergy services in both testing and treatment. The advantage of allergy immunotherapy - allergy shots - is that treatment is targeted at the root cause of allergy symptoms. Although a year or more of allergy shots is often required, the advantage is decreasing, or eliminating, the need for other allergy medications for years thereafter.
Scratch Testing is performed by applying an allergen, via small prick, or puncture, to the surface of the skin, typically the back or the forearm with a skin tester in groups of ten. Pending results, custom serum is mixed to start patients on a path of allergy symptom improvement. This testing takes about thirty minutes and tests reactivity to 50 allergens including a negative and positive control specific for, north Texas.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about testing and treatment for your allergy issues.
Medications to Omit Prior to Testing:
7 Days Prior to Testing:
3 Days Prior to Testing:
Please consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe to temporarily discontinue the medications prior to Allergy Testing. If you have any questions please contact our office at 817-498-1818.