Blood TestingAllergy blood tests identify the amount of allergen antibodies, or immunoglobulin antibodies, in your blood as well as specific allergen-related antibodies indicating one’s allergy triggers. Blood tests are especially helpful in small children where skin testing is difficult to complete.
Extensive HistoryA wide-ranging history evaluation including dietary habits is key in pinpointing specific allergens.
Food TestingFood elimination diets include removing suspected foods from one’s diet and slowly reintroducing one at a time during observation for any allergic reactions.
Physical ExaminationA physical examination includes a series of questions as well as a complete exam of the skin, eyes, nose, ears and throat to help rule out other conditions that might be causing allergy-like symptoms.
Skin TestingSkin Tests are the most common form of evaluation allergies and involve placing a small amount of suspected allergy/causing substance on or into the skin and observing reactions.
GKENT physicians work closely with each individual patient to determine the root cause of allergy symptoms and provide a recommended personal plan, or comprehensive therapy, to restore patients back to health. Treatment approaches for allergy and sinus problems include:
Allergy Drops & ShotsAllergy Drops & Shots work similarly by delivering a slowly increasing dose of prescribed antigen therefore overtime building the body’s tolerance for a specific allergen.
Conventional TherapyConventional Therapy can include prescribed medications such as antihistamines, environmental control and avoidance.
The key to living comfortably with allergies is continued follow up with your GKENT physician including maintaining appointments and diligence on any treatments prescribed.