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Allergy Testing Specialist

Brighton Beach Medical Group

Multi-Specialty Group Practice & Cardiologists located in Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The hard-working and friendly physicians of Brighton Beach Medical Group in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, provide comprehensive allergy testing and are highly knowledgeable about allergies and allergy triggers. The team offers valuable allergy treatment methods to ease or eliminate your symptoms and give you much-anticipated and well-deserved relief. Don’t sniffle and sneeze through the seasons when there are effective testing methods and solutions available at Brighton Beach Medical Group. Call the New York City office to schedule your appointment today.

Allergy Testing

What are the symptoms of allergies?

When you come into contact with an allergen, you might experience certain symptoms like: 

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose, mouth, or eyes
  • Watery, red, or swollen eyes
  • A skin rash or hives
  • Face swelling
  • Anaphylaxis 

You might also have a tingling sensation in your mouth.

What are the most common allergy triggers?

Some of the most common allergy triggers are:

  • Mold
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Food allergies
  • Pollen
  • Animal dander
  • Latex
  • Insect stings
  • Medications
  • Food additives 

Allergies can lead to breathing difficulties, snoring, and sleep apnea.

What types of allergy testing are available?

Allergy testing can identify the allergens that are causing your reactions. At Brighton Beach Medical Group, medications, blood testing, skin testing, food-elimination tests, and other effective in-office testing and services are available. 

The Brighton Beach Medical Group specialists can also recommend pulmonary function tests and breathing and asthma tests to assess how your respiratory system is functioning.

Skin testing

Two types of skin testing are usually available. With intradermal skin testing, your physician injects a minor amount of the allergen into your skin’s outer layer to prompt a reaction that can be safely evaluated and monitored.

With the pricking method, your physician applies a small extract of allergens to your skin and gently pricks your skin to enable a gentle allergen exposure.

Blood test

A blood test might be used to measure antibodies in your blood.

Food-elimination test

With a food-elimination test, you’re eliminating certain foods from your diet and keeping a food diary. In the diary, you detail your reactions and your symptoms during the period after you consume certain foods. 

The Brighton Beach Medical Group physicians offer helpful medications to treat your allergies and show you how you can avoid your allergy triggers. 

Medications are typically designed to prevent allergic reactions, block histamine receptors, reduce inflammation, or gradually increase your body’s tolerance of the allergens over time.

With a severe food allergy, your physician might prescribe an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline) or an EpiPen® that you carry with you to use only if you are accidentally exposed to the allergen and feel you might have a worrying and serious allergic reaction.

When administered immediately, the EpiPen can prevent you from having a severe reaction and give some time for medical help to arrive if needed.

Get the support you need at Brighton Beach Medical Group. Your allergies can be diminished and under your control with superior care. Call today.