Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing services offered in Livingston, Cleveland and Humble, TX
Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing services offered in Livingston, Cleveland and Humble, TX

If you consistently experience itchy eyes, runny nose, hives, or a chronic cough, you may benefit from allergy testing to determine the cause of your discomfort. At Calvary Medical Clinic in Humble, Cleveland, and Livingston, Texas, the team provides allergy testing for food and environmental allergies, helping you find a solution. To schedule an appointment for your allergy test, call the friendly office staff today or book online any time.

Allergy Testing Q&A

What are food and environmental allergies?

Food and environmental allergies are immune system responses to specific substances that are harmless to most people.

Food allergies may include:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

Food allergies can cause hives and digestive issues or severe reactions like anaphylaxis.

Environmental allergies may include:

  • Pollen
  • Grasses
  • Weeds
  • Mold spores
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Insect venom

These allergens can cause sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rashes.

Both types of allergies can also trigger asthma. All symptoms can vary in severity, from mild discomfort to potentially life-threatening reactions. 

Am I a candidate for allergy testing?

You can benefit from allergy testing if you frequently experience unexplained symptoms, such as:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Watery eyes
  • Hives
  • Digestive issues

The team of skilled medical professionals at Calvary Medical Clinic specializes in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic allergies. They can determine whether you should undergo allergy testing to identify the specific triggers behind your symptoms.

How does allergy testing identify food and environmental allergies?

Calvary Medical Clinic offers several types of allergy testing to pinpoint your triggers accurately. The most common include:

Skin prick test

A skin prick test involves placing a small amount of allergen extract on your skin and lightly pricking it. If a reaction occurs, such as a rash or a raised mark, it indicates you’re allergic to that substance. 

Blood (IgE) test

A blood test measures the levels of specific antibodies (produced by your immune system) in your blood in response to different allergens.

Other allergy tests might include patch tests, intradermal skin tests, and challenge tests. 

For skin prick tests, results are typically visible within 15-20 minutes, while blood test results may take a few days.

How does allergy testing work?

Once the results are in, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan, which may include:

  • Allergen avoidance strategies
  • Medication recommendations
  • Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots or sublingual tablets)

If you suspect you have allergies, Calvary Medical Clinic can help. By offering various allergy testing methods and expert analysis, the team can provide the answers you need to manage your allergies effectively and regain control over your health and well-being.

Call Calvary Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today to learn more about allergy testing.