If you experience sneezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose, hives, or any other allergy symptoms, consider allergy testing at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas. You have to identify your specific allergens before you can get relief with treatment like immunotherapy, and the only way to do that is with allergy testing. Call the office or schedule an appointment online when you’re ready to eliminate your allergy symptoms.
Allergies develop when your immune system responds to a harmless substance as though it’s a foreign invader. It marks that substance as a danger to your health, and every time you encounter the same substance — the allergen — you have an allergic response.
Some of the most common allergens include:
The symptoms you experience depend on the allergen. As one example, if you’re allergic to pollen, you have nasal and eye symptoms. Common allergy symptoms include:
If your allergies don’t respond to over-the-counter medications, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at Southwest Family Medicine Associates for a checkup and possible allergy testing. It’s also a good idea to consider allergy testing if you experience:
Before getting an allergy test, your doctor at Southwest Family Medicine Associates reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and performs a thorough examination. If you have a rash or hives, a magnified skin inspection helps rule out other skin conditions.
If an allergy is suspected, these tests can reveal the exact allergens responsible for your symptoms:
Let Southwest Family Medicine Associates help you get control of your allergies. Call or schedule an appointment online.