Allergy Testing – Allergy Management
At Low T Center, we offer men’s allergy testing and allergy treatment for all types of allergens, including, environmental, pollen, grasses, and pet allergies.
What Are Allergies?
When you have an allergy, your body reacts to harmless substances, such as mold, animal dander, dust or certain foods, as though they are dangerous substances. Allergies happen because your body is trying to protect you against substances it perceives as harmful. It’s just reacting to the allergens in an overzealous way.
When your body encounters the substance you are allergic to, your immune system goes into action and produces antibodies known as immunoglobulin E. This causes what you may be all too familiar with as an allergic reaction. You might experience an upset stomach, itchy skin, watery eyes or sneezing among other symptoms.
Get Allergy Testing at the Low T Center
Your allergic reactions may be immediate and severe enough that you are aware of at least some of the allergies you have. However, in some cases, allergic reactions may be milder. You might not have made the connection between certain foods and an upset stomach or congestion, or you may not have connected itchiness to a particular brand of soap you do not use very often. In other cases, you might be allergic to substances you are unaware of being around, including dust, mold or hidden ingredients in some foods.
At Low T Center, we offer allergy testing. Our allergy test checks for dozens of different allergens, and we also do a blood panel. A blood panel can help an allergy doctor determine whether your symptoms might be due to a different condition.
Our allergy test involves applying pressure to your skin instead of using a scratch test. If you are allergic to a substance, your skin should become red and swollen at the site where we applied the pressure. This reaction should vanish within a few hours of taking the test. The entire test itself takes only about 15 to 20 minutes.
Once we have determined what you are allergic to, we can begin treatment.
How Does Allergy Treatment Benefit Me?
In some cases, once you are aware of what you are allergic to, the easiest approach may be to simply avoid the allergen altogether. This may work with some types of food or with allergies to some types of animal dander.
However, it may not be practical for many allergens, such as dust or pollen. Furthermore, some people may have other reasons they will continue to be exposed to an allergen, such as a beloved family pet they want to keep.
Allergy management can make it possible for you to encounter allergens without having a reaction. With the right allergy treatment, your body will no longer respond as though the allergen is something dangerous that you must be protected against.
Depending on the type of allergic reaction you are having and your needs, we’ll make an allergy treatment plan that works for you. If you have had enough of sneezing, itching or other uncomfortable symptoms when you are around certain allergens, contact us today at Low T Center. Make an online appointment for allergy testing, and we can start to get to the bottom of why you aren’t feeling well and help you feel better again.