Allergy, Allergist, Asthma, Immunology
This is a Special Offer for New Patients only seeking Allergy Treatment in New York.
*** If you are having an Allergic Emergency call our office or head to your local emergency room ***
This offer is for a non-emergency Office visit for those suffering from allergies.
Allergies can be complex problem(s) requiring counseling and treatment, may require coordination of care with other providers- approximately 30 minutes with doctor.
This visit is for initial diagnosis and treatment of your allergic reactions.
Some of the activities we might perform or recommend during this visit could include one or more of the following:
Patch tests: A form of skin testing in which suspected allergens are applied to the skin, covered and observed for several days to see if a reaction occurs. This is often used in identifying the possible causes of allergic contact dermatitis, as described above.
Peak Flow: A peak flow meter is a small, hand-held device used to manage asthma by monitoring lung capacity. The peak flow meter measures the patient’s ability to expel air from the lungs, or peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). From these changes in measurement, patients and doctors may determine lung functionality, severity of asthma symptoms, and treatment options.
Rhinoscopy: A procedure in which a thin, lighted tube is inserted into the nasal cavity to look for possible causes of nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, or other common sinus problems.
Spirometry/Pulmonary Function Testing: This is a test that measures how well the lungs perform. It gives doctors an objective measure of how well the lungs are functioning, and is most useful when assessing for obstructive lung diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Often times, a bronchodilator such as albuterol, may be used in the diagnosis of asthma/COPD.
Allergy skin testing (not included in fee) The scratch, or more accurately, the prick-puncture test (one of the most common methods) involves placement of a small amount of suspected allergy-causing substances (allergens) on the skin (usually the forearm, upper arm, or the back), and then pricking the skin so that the allergen is introduced under the skin surface. The skin is observed closely for signs of a reaction, usually swelling and redness of the site - a controlled hive with a so-called wheal and flare. Results are usually obtained within about 15-20 minutes, and several suspected allergens can be tested at the same time. A similar method involves injection of a small amount of allergen within the surface of the skin (intradermal skin testing) to test for allergies in adults as a more sensitive version of the skin prick test.
CAP-RAST testing (sample collection only, testing seperate) A sensitive and specific blood test for allergies- used in conjunction with allergy skin testing for diagnosis of allergies. It offers the advantage of not having to stop any medicines for the purpose of allergy testing.
Immunotherapy ("allergy shots or allergy vaccinations ") Additional fees apply A form of preventive and anti-inflammatory treatment of allergy to substances such as pollen, dust mites, fungi and stinging insect venom. It involves administering gradually increasing doses of the substance (allergen) to which the person is allergic. The incremental increases of the allergen cause the immune system to become less sensitive to the substance over time, which reduces the symptoms of allergy when the substances are encountered in the future. The benefits of allergy shots can last for years after a full course of treatment.
Administration of immunomodulatory agents (Additional fees apply) Medications that can increase or suppress immune responses of the body, given for autoimmune diseases or immunodeficiency.
Administration of Xolair, a novel treatment for asthma, is one of the newest immunomodulatory agents used in our practice.
If you are suffering from Allergy symptoms, we are here to help. Allergy symptoms can include, but are not limited to: - Rashes - Itchy, watery eyes - Congestion - Itchiness - Difficulty breathing - Anaphylaxis (a rare, life-threatening emergency in which the body's response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole body.)
How do you know you are having a severe allergic reaction?
Allergy symptoms may begin with sudden itching of the eyes or face and within minutes progress to more serious symptoms, including: - Swellings that can make breathing and swallowing difficult - Abdominal pain - Cramps - Vomiting - Diarrhea - Mental confusion or dizziness If any of these develop you are having a severe allergic reaction and need immediate help.
*** If you are having a severe allergic reaction, once again, we highly recommend seeking immediate care. This can be a life threatening emergency! ***
____________________________________________________ Thank you for your interest in our services. We look forward to gettiing to know you and helping you with your allergies.Created on: 11/11/10
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