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Methods of skin testing for allergies and other services available in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL

There are many methods of testing for specific food or environmental allergies available for patients in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area to discuss with their doctors. Skin testing is one of the most common ways for patients to get a better understanding of their allergies to seek effective long-term treatment. The doctors at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois encourage patients to speak with them about skin testing to find out if we can provide effective solutions for their medical needs. What are allergies? Allergies can cause a reaction when patients are exposed … Continue Reading

Skin allergy test in Crystal Lake IL reveals different types of skin allergies

Skin allergies can be frustrating and are often itchy. The most common types of skin allergies are explained below. Hives Hives are not long lasting. They cause rashes, welts, or bumps on the skin. They can be painful, itchy, and even have pus in acute cases. Hives can be brought on by allergens such as insect bites, foods like peanuts, and even certain medications. Sometimes, hives are a result of contact dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis This is the most common form of skin allergies. It can be brought on by just about anything; from your soap, pollen and even the sun. … Continue Reading

Specialists near Hoffman Estates employ accurate allergy skin test

Specialists near Hoffman Estates employ accurate allergy skin test Does the itching on the roof of your mouth drive you crazy? When the days get warmer, and others are enjoying outdoor activities, do you find yourself battling watery eyes and constant sneezing and congestion? You may suspect allergies are to blame for your troublesome symptoms. The only way to know for sure if allergies are to blame is by visiting Drs. Noga Askenazi, and Eugenia Hahn. For instance, you may think you have a food allergy when food sensitivity or intolerance may be to blame. If allergies are to blame, … Continue Reading

Crystal Lake IL specialty practice employs skin testing and a multi-layered approach to accurate diagnoses

Do you suspect you have allergies? Drs. Askenazi, and Hahn take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing the cause of your irritating, uncomfortable, disruptive, or concerning symptoms. After performing a detailed assessment of your signs, symptoms, health, and lifestyle, Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois can perform a skin test. This test involves gently penetrating the skin with a needle at the surface. The test is so noninvasive that you won’t even bleed. You should feel little more than a very mild, fleeting sensation of discomfort. Also known as the puncture or scratch test, our specialists … Continue Reading

What are the advantages of skin tests in Crystal Lake?

Skin testing for allergies is one of the most common and reliable ways to detect allergies. It can be used to test for a variety of airborne allergens including mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and other environmental allergens. It can also test for some food allergens. Skin testing only takes a few minutes and it is done with a device that very quickly pricks the skin. After it is complete, the skin will rest for a period to allow the allergic reactions time to become visible. One of the biggest advantages of skin tests is that you will leave our … Continue Reading

Skin testing is an effective way to diagnose allergies for Elgin residents

For people with an allergy, even the ingestion of the smallest amount a certain substance can trigger a severe, and potentially life threatening, reaction. Allergy tests provide vital information to allergists and allow them to diagnose and treat a wide variety of allergies. There are several different types of allergy tests available. Skin testing, blood testing, and even oral ingestion testing are all ways that we can determine the source of your reaction. When patients visit Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, skin testing is the most common and first type of testing performed to confirm an allergy diagnosis accurately. Skin … Continue Reading

Skin allergy sufferers seek a cure near Elgin

Elgin residents, if you are suffering from skin allergies, the first step is to contact your doctor for a skin test to confirm the allergy. Dr. Noga Askenazi, and Dr. Eugenia Hahn at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates/Food Allergy Center of Illinois are here to help. There are different types of skin testing that can be performed. Your doctor may recommend the skin prick test, the intradermal test, and/or patch testing. The skin prick test can be used to check for reactions to several allergens. After the skin is pricked, placing the allergen under the skin’s surface, your health care … Continue Reading