Constant Stuffy Nose and Throat?
Many of the symptoms of allergies are the same minor symptoms patients with COVID-19 experience. As we continue to see cases spread across Georgia, here’s why allergy testing has never been so important.
Seeking an Answer Through Allergy Testing
Though most people get allergies as children that last through their lifetime, it's possible to develop allergies at any age. No matter your age, leaving your allergies untreated can lead to daily symptoms like a runny nose, scratchy throat, and congestion. These are the same symptoms of COVID-19 — and not knowing if you are sick or not can cause anxiety.
Allergy testing with our board-certified team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia helps to identify the triggers of your symptoms to determine if you have allergies and what you’re allergic to. Knowing that you do not have COVID-19 will also help you carry on your day-to-day routine without the need for quarantining or canceling events.
How Does Allergy Testing Work?
At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we offer three types of allergy testing:
During a scratch/prick allergy test, a drop of a potential allergen is placed on the surface of the skin. Then, the allergist will use a small device to prick the epidermal layer, allowing the allergen to penetrate the skin.
In this type of allergy test, the allergist will inject a small amount of one or more potential allergens just below the skin of the arm. Intradermal tests are often used when other testing methods have produced inconclusive results.
In a patch test, the allergy doctor applies the suspected allergen to a patch, which is then placed on the skin of the upper back. In most cases, patch tests are used to determine whether a particular allergen is causing symptoms of contact dermatitis.
Following your test, we will develop a treatment plan individually tailored to your needs — including medications, allergy drops, and allergy shots.
Same-Day and Next-Day Appointments at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
If you’re ready to start taking control of your allergies, contact our team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia today to schedule your appointment at one of our local offices. We offer same-day and next-day appointments to best fit your schedule and offer the best care possible.
Contact us online or over the phone at (770) 459-0620 to schedule!