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Seasonal Allergy Testing

To improve your quality of life

We provide effective allergy treatment for the whole family. Our allergy treatments are effective and safe for children and patients of all ages.

Please call 928.773.2222 to schedule an appointment.

Resources

Allergy Immunotherapy

Understanding Allergies

Allergies and Asthma

Understanding Immunotherapy Treatment

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FAQs

What kind of testing do you offer?

We offer the Modified Quantitative testing. This is a two-step process that takes approximately 2 hours. The first part is a skin prick test on the back. The second part is intradermal injections on the upper arms.

How do you treat allergies?

We offer two immunotherapy options. A build-up process is started to reach a maintenance dose that is adequate to build immunity to your allergies. Injections begin with a weekly injection that lasts up to 1 year; when maintenance is reached the goal is a monthly injection. Sublingual is a daily drop under the tongue and has a 3 month build-up; when maintenance is reached the daily dose continues. Both are recommended to continue for 3-5 years.

What do you test for?

We test for environmental allergies; weeds, grasses, trees, dust mite, molds, and epidermals (this includes cat, dog, horse, feather, cockroach). We do not test for food allergies.

How soon do you achieve results?

Once maintenance is reached, we expect you to notice changes. The amount of time this takes depends on the immunotherapy option you choose and the severity of your allergies. 

What is the goal of immunotherapy?

To decrease or eliminate the need for allergy and/or asthma medications. The “unified airway” is affected by allergies and asthma. We hope to see an improvement in asthma as well. Commonly, allergies are asthma triggers. If we can identify triggers through your symptom history and testing, it is likely we can treat those allergies.

How do I prepare for testing?

You must be off antihistamines for 7 days. This will allow the skin to react to something you are allergic to. Beta blockers and tricyclic antidepressants are drug classes that are contraindicated for testing and immunotherapy. Consult with your prescribing provider regarding this. 

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