Allergy Testing Specialist

Broward Specialty Group

Urology, Pain Management, Allergy, Ear Nose and Throat, Aesthetics, and Gastroenterology located in Coconut Creek, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL

Allergy testing is the most effective way to pinpoint reasons for your persistent runny nose, hives, or other allergic reaction. At Broward Specialty Group, the experienced ENT team offers several types of in-office allergy testing services at their offices in Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, and Delray Beach, Florida, to accurately confirm your allergy triggers. Allergy testing results help your physician create the right treatment plan to keep your allergies under control. To schedule allergy testing, call the Broward Specialty Group office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Allergy Testing Q & A

When do I need allergy testing?

Allergy testing is a procedure to identify underlying triggers of seasonal or chronic allergies. The providers at Broward Specialty Group may recommend allergy testing if you have persistent symptoms of allergies that interfere with your health and quality of life, such as:

  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Hives or other skin rashes
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort after eating

The ENT specials also use allergy testing to determine the cause of anaphylaxis, a severe response to allergens. Anaphylaxis causes sudden inflammation in your airways that makes it difficult to take in enough oxygen. Identifying the reason for this reaction is essential to protecting your health.

What’s involved in allergy testing?

There are several types of allergy testing available at Broward Specialist Group to identify your triggers. Depending on your symptoms, you may need:

Blood tests

Blood tests can detect antibodies your body produces in response to specific allergens.

Skin tests

Skin tests are an effective way to identify allergy triggers. The test involves pricking your skin with small amounts of suspected allergens and monitoring your body’s reaction.

Intradermal tests

Intradermal tests are more sensitive than a standard skin test. Instead of pricking your skin, a syringe delivers the allergen deeper into your skin tissue. This type of analysis is often necessary when skin test results are inconclusive.

Typically, a positive reaction to an allergen in the skin or intradermal test causes a small bump to form on the injection site.

Are allergy tests safe?

Allergy tests are both safe and effective for identifying underlying allergy triggers. While exposure to specific allergens can trigger a serious response, the Broward Specialty Group team carefully monitors your testing procedure to prevent anaphylaxis complications.

Once your provider understands the root cause of your allergies, they can recommend a treatment plan. Often, medications are useful for easing active allergy symptoms and preventing new allergy symptoms.

If you have anaphylaxis, your provider works with you on an emergency treatment plan to quickly reverse airway inflammation with injectable epinephrine.

To learn more about the benefits of allergy testing, call the Broward Specialty Group office nearest you, or schedule an evaluation online today.