Allergies are a common problem in the United States⸴ affecting approximately 50 million people each year.
Allergies can cause a range of symptoms⸴ including sneezing⸴ runny nose⸴ itchy eyes⸴ and skin rashes. In severe cases⸴ allergies can cause anaphylaxis⸴ a life-threatening allergic reaction.
Allergy tests can detect common allergies as well as provide information about whether an individual has a food allergy or intolerance.
Allergy testing can help identify the specific allergens that are causing an individual's symptoms⸴ allowing for targeted treatment.
Skin testing for allergies involves exposing the skin to small amounts of various allergens and observing the skin's reaction.
Swift conducts allergy skin testing in both our Brooklyn clinics. We work with you to review your medical history⸴ the results of your test⸴ and help you make a plan to avoid potential allergens in your diet and everyday environment.
Allergy testing can help individuals better understand their allergies and avoid exposure to specific allergens. It can also help healthcare providers develop a treatment plan that is tailored to an individual's specific needs.
Treatment options may include medication⸴ immunotherapy⸴ or lifestyle changes. Allergy testing can also help individuals determine if they have multiple allergies⸴ which can be important in managing their symptoms.