Many people suffer from allergies because their symptoms are not properly diagnosed. At Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, we take the guesswork out of allergy diagnosis and treatment.
A proper allergy diagnosis should be made by a professional who can develop a specific treatment plan to minimize, and possibly even eliminate, your symptoms.
What to expect at your visit
During your initial consultation at our office, your ENT physician will review your medical history, family medical history, and any current or past symptoms. After your medical history is reviewed, your doctor may order allergy testing. We offer several types of allergy testing at our Northwest ENT and Allergy Center office.
A skin test is a non-invasive procedure used to identify allergic reactions to many allergens at once, such as molds, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites.
In some cases, blood testing is recommended in addition to or in lieu of skin testing, depending on your health history and symptoms.
The videos below show how a routine skin test is performed to diagnose allergies.
Allergy Testing Step 1, Skin Prick Testing:
Allergy Testing Step 2, Modified Quantitative Testing: