Skin testing is ideal for diagnosing allergies to airborne allergens that can lead to allergic rhinitis and asthma, and can be helpful in diagnosing food allergy, insect allergy as well as drug allergy.
Have a rash? The patch test chambers are designed as an allergen delivery system and provides a means to place allergens or allergen mixes in contact with the surface of the skin. These products are intended for use in diagnosing contact dermatitis.
The symptoms of asthma vary from person to person and in any individual from time to time. Therefore, Allergists employ pulmonary function testing in an attempt to help identify those individuals with asthma. Pulmonary function tests are a broad range of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and exhale air and how efficiently they transfer oxygen into the blood.
Based on your history of allergy and results of allergy testing, we will discuss in office challenges to foods and medications. Here at Allergy and Asthma Center of Orlando, we believe in reintroduction to allergens as soon as possible if deemed safe.
Allergen Immunotherapy or “allergy shots” is a treatment program designed to reduce allergic sensitivity to environmental substances (allergens like dust mite, mold, animal dander and pollens). Extracts of these substances are injected over a period of time in escalating doses and concentrations. These extract mixtures are basically vaccines that teach your immune system to ignore these normally harmless substances. They do not contain any drugs and they are safe for children and adults.