AccuRX Allergy Services cost-effectively integrates allergy services to medical practices regardless of specialization or scale. The expert team of clinical technicians at AccuRX Allergy Services will provide you with knowledgeable staff and equipment to comprehensively test and treat your patient’s allergies.
Severe Allergy Symptoms Commonly Confused for Illnesses
• Common Cold
• Common Cold
• Sinus Infection
Allergy Testing Programs
Patients could get tested via two methods: skin or blood testing. An elimination diet may also be used to test for food allergies.
Allergy Prick/Puncture Skin Test
During this test, an allergen is placed in liquid, then that liquid is placed on a section of the patient’s skin with a special tool that lightly punctures the allergen into the skin’s surface. The patient will be closely monitored to see how the skin reacts to the foreign substance.
If there is any localized redness, swelling, elevation, or itchiness of the skin over the test site, the patient is allergic to that specific allergen. You can download the attached pdf file for more information about this procedure.
Allergy Blood Test
If there’s a chance for the patient to have a severe allergic reaction to a skin test, then a small volume of blood is tested for several allergens. The blood will be sent to a laboratory for the presence of antibodies that fight specific allergens.
Patients have to stop taking the following medications because these can affect the test results:
• Prescription and over-the-counter antihistamines
• Heartburn treatment medications like famotidine (Pepcid)
• Benzodiazepines such as diazepam (Valium) or lorazepam (Ativan)
• Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline (Elavil)
Allergy Immunotherapy Program
This, also known as allergy shots, is a form of long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy), or stinging insect allergy. It decreases sensitivity to allergens and has often led to lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after treatment is stopped. This makes it a cost-effective treatment for many people.
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)
SCIT has been a proven allergy treatment for more than 100 years. It is the only treatment that changes the immune system. This procedure prevents new allergies and asthma from developing making it effective well after it has been completed.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)
SLIT is an alternative way to treat allergies without injections. Small doses are administered under the tongue instead of over the skin to achieve the same effect. Apart from its non-intrusive nature, this can also be administered at home upon the doctor’s approval.
Provide Quality Allergy Solutions for Your Patients
Contact AccuRX Allergy Services today to learn more about the offered programs that can help both your practice and your patients. AccuRX Allergy Services will be more than happy to help you administer high-quality care.