Feb 28, 2017
Our partnership with Allergy Services of America, LLC (ASA) has enabled OHH to offer a complete spectrum of allergy testing and immunotherapy to our patients. All testing and treatment will be performed in the clinic. The clinic is a state of the art allergy testing facility and is staffed by our trained allergy technician under the supervision of ASA’s Director of Clinical Allergy Services. This eliminates the need for the physician to outsource allergy testing and wait for results.
Your physician may recommend allergy skin testing to identify specific allergens that are causing your symptoms. Skin testing is generally performed with allergen extracts to evaluate how the skin reacts to the allergen(s).
This type of treatment is the only form of therapy that can lead to complete resolution of symptoms without medications and when administered to children, may prevent the development of further allergic disease.
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT), commonly known as “allergy shots,” is the most effective treatment available for symptoms caused by exposure to specific allergens including airborne allergens.
SCIT is administered by injection, gradually increasing doses of an allergen over a period of weeks or even months until the desired target dose is achieved.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a type of immunotherapy that allows the patient to place drops of allergen extracts under their tongue.
Commonly known as “allergy drops,” SLIT is an alternative treatment for allergy shots. SLIT is painless and can be administered by the patient at home.
Over 50 million people in America suffer from allergies, and approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens. Allergies can be managed using various treatment programs that are available today and will lead to a better quality of life. If you suspect that you may be suffering from allergies and your symptoms are recurring, contact your Primary Care Physician immediately.
If your doctor confirms you are susceptible to environmental allergens, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for Immunotherapy (SCIT or SLIT).
For more information, contact us at 940.564.3188.