Suffering from allergy symptoms but not knowing exactly what is causing them can be frustrating. From constant sneezing to redness and itching, people who don’t know the source of their allergies may suffer from symptoms for a lifetime.
Luckily, Dr. Philip Rabito is ready to provide accurate and easy allergy testing to patients in Manhattan and the greater New York area. With a focus on wellness and disease prevention, Dr. Rabito draws from many years of experience to help patients feel their best. If you want to put an end to your allergy symptoms and find out what’s causing them, schedule an allergy test today.
What Is Allergy Testing?
An allergy test can involve either skin pricking or scratching to help identify allergens that can cause allergic reactions and symptoms in patients. Common allergens such as pollen, mold, pet dander, and different foods can be identified through allergy testing. Through the use of a tiny needle, these tests are typically pain-free.
What Can Allergy Tests Show?
Allergy tests can provide information about which potential allergens cause an allergic reaction in your body. These tests can typically identify up to 50 substances. They can also help to diagnose conditions related to allergies, such as:
- Hay fever
- Allergic asthma
- Food allergies
- Insect allergies
- Animal allergies
- Penicillin allergies
What Are the Symptoms of Allergies or an Allergic Reaction?
People who suffer from allergic symptoms or reactions to an allergen can experience the following:
- Full body itching
- Itching in one area of the body
- Nausea and vomiting
- Red or itchy eyes
- Sneezing of the face, eyes, lips, tongue, and throat
How Can I Prepare for an Allergy Test?
Preparing for your allergy test can ensure a complication-free process and accurate results from your testing. Before arriving at your appointment, we recommend you do the following:
- Avoid all anti-histamine medications at least one week before your test.
- Avoid wearing strong colognes or perfumes to your allergy test. Showering and wearing deodorant are acceptable.
- Stick to your regular diet. There is no need to fast before your test. However, if you suspect you may have a food allergy, avoid eating that food prior to testing.
Are There Any Side Effects to Allergy Testing?
Common side effects of allergy tests are itching, a stuffy nose, watery eyes, or a rash if you are allergic to an allergen that was tested. More severe risks that may occur are fever, lightheadedness, and trouble breathing if an allergic reaction occurs. However, Dr. Rabito prioritizes patient safety during each test, and you can expect to manage your side effects and symptoms under his care easily.
What Are the Benefits of Allergy Testing?
Allergy testing provides accurate information that can help Dr. Rabito identify exactly what causes you to experience allergic symptoms and develop a customized treatment plan to prevent symptoms in the future. Knowing the information provided by an allergy test can also help patients manage their symptoms and avoid their allergens at home, eliminating constant sneezing, coughing, or irritated eyes and improving their quality of life.
Schedule Your Allergy Test with Dr. Rabito Today
To schedule an allergy test with Dr. Rabity, click here or call 877-703-3775. With two convenient locations in Long Island and Brooklyn, we proudly serve patients in New York and its surrounding areas. Contact us to put a stop to your allergy symptoms today!