Allergy testing is the first necessary step to finding relief when suffering with allergy symptoms. Here in Charleston, many people who have never experienced these symptoms before may begin to encounter them for the first time. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including the excess amount of tree, grass, and weed pollen here in the Low Country. Sometimes a single antihistamine (i.e. Zyrtec) can help kick your symptoms, but other times it is necessary to take it a step further. This is when an allergy test becomes necessary.

If you are experiencing allergy symptoms (sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, etc.) continuously for weeks, or your symptoms keep returning, you should get allergy tested. You should also get tested if you are taking antihistamines and it is not alleviating symptoms. You should also consider testing if you are continuously avoiding a trigger you believe you are allergic to but are still experiencing symptoms. An allergy test will help point you to the correct triggers that are causing symptoms.

Forms of Allergy Testing

There are both skin and blood allergy tests that an allergist might suggest. Skin testing is the preferred method of testing as you can see results within hours, instead of having to send labs out. Click here for further information on skin testing.

Why Test

Allergy testing can assist your allergist in providing you an allergy treatment plan that will work specifically for you. Understanding what triggers are causing your symptoms will assist in avoidance and help with treatment and relief. Testing leads to allergy diagnoses including food allergies, venom allergies, environmental, and more.

If you are interested in being allergy tested by a Board-Certified Allergist, National Allergy & ENT can help. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced allergists please call our office at (843) 797-8162 or schedule online.