Allergy Testing in Manhattan (NYC), Brooklyn and Astoria NY
Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence Provides Allergy Testing by Using Skin Prick Tests. Dr. Mayank Shukla Will Help You Manage Your Allergy Symptoms as Quickly as Possible. We Have 3 Convenient Locations for Your Allergy Testing Needs.
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When you need answers about you or your child’s allergies, the experienced doctors at Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence in NYC, Brooklyn and Astoria NY can help. We offer comprehensive skin prick allergy testing that can assess your body’s immune response to multiple allergens at once, so you get the answers you need quickly and easily. We believe that skin prick testing for allergies is an essential medical service and we strive to make it accessible to families in the New York City area by providing it at all 3 of our convenient locations in Manhattan, Astoria, and Brooklyn.
Do skin prick allergy tests hurt?
While the name may seem intimidating, skin prick allergy tests utilize extremely small needles called lancets to deposit miniscule amounts of specific allergens into the upper layer of your skin. These lancets are so small they cause almost no discomfort at all. However, the allergens that are deposited will cause irritation in the skin if they return a positive (allergic) result. A small, red bump will appear where allergens you are sensitive to have been deposited. These bumps can look a lot like mosquito bites and are generally itchy, though not painful. Skin prick tests are typically performed on the forearms of adults, but children will usually undergo testing on their upper back. This keeps the irritated parts of their skin out of their reach, so they don’t scratch or pick at the area being tested.
How quickly will I learn the results of my skin prick allergy test?
One of the greatest advantages of a skin prick allergy test is that you receive your results almost immediately. Once the allergens have been deposited under the surface of your skin, your doctor will wait approximately 15 minutes before evaluating your reaction. Any bumps created by the allergens will be measured in order to determine the severity of your allergy response on a scale of 1-5+. Your doctor can then discuss your specific allergies with you and provide you with information about potential treatment options, so you can begin managing your allergy symptoms as quickly as possible. We know that you and your family have a busy schedule, so we strive to offer the effective allergy testing services you need when it works well for your schedule. All 3 of our locations in the NYC area are open Monday-Saturday, so you can schedule an allergy skin prick test when it works best for your schedule.
How will you treat my allergies once they are identified?
At Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence, we provide personal attention and care to each of our patients. The treatment that works best for one patient may not be right for another; we prioritize your needs when designing a treatment protocol. We provide helpful support for adults and children, so you can understand your options and make an informed decision regarding your own care. We can offer insight into allergy shots for immunotherapy, medications such as antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays, and helpful tips on how to avoid specific foods if necessary. For patients with severe reactions to certain substances, a prescription epinephrine pen for emergencies may be useful. These devices can be administered in the case of anaphylaxis, which is a life-threatening allergic reaction.
If you are interested in understanding your allergy symptoms more fully, contact Allergy & Asthma Sleep Center of Excellence today to schedule an allergy prick test. We proudly offer skin prick testing at all 3 of our convenient NYC area locations, so you can find an experienced allergy test provider near you.