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When symptoms are sever and medications fail, Immunotherapy offers long term relief.
A complete Immunotherapy Program builds up the body’s tolerance to specific allergens and offers relief and healing.
At South Jersey Health and Wellness Center, we offer allergy testing so you can better understand your allergies and what causes them. Our state-of-the-art facility provides allergy testing, treatment and education for adults and children.
Seasonal allergies can affect many different parts of the body such as your eyes, nose, throat and skin. If left untreated, allergies may progress into other medical conditions such as sinus and ear infections. Allergy Testing is necessary to identify your specific allergens to get you on the road to no reaction.
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Since allergy medicines, including over-the-counter antihistamines, stop allergic reactions, you should not take them for three days prior to testing.
How it’s done:
Skin testing for allergies is used to identify the substances that are causing your allergy symptoms. It’s performed by applying an extract of an allergen to your skin, scratching or pricking the skin to allow exposure, then evaluating the skins reaction. You will then have to wait 20 minutes to see how your skin reacts.
Immunotherapy injections began with a “build-up” phase and continue to a “maintenance” phase. In the build-up phase, small but gradually increasing doses of immunotherapy shots are administered between once and twice a week, until a “full” dose is reached. Once this point in treatment is reached, the maintenance phase begins. The dosage and frequency during the maintenance phase will differ for each patient. Generally, the maintenance phase will require injections every 2 to 4 weeks. The maintenance phase of treatment differs from patient to patient depending on their body’s response.
Is an allergy test safe?
Because the allergen exposure is so small, a serious allergic reaction is extremely rare. For a few hours, you’ll probably have some redness or irritation on the testing sites, similar to having several mosquito bites. A cortisone cream may be applied to relieve itching.
At South Jersey Health and Wellness Center, we stress the patients overall health and strive to get patients as healthy as possible. Don’t let allergies slow you down. Act before you react!