Tired of your allergy symptoms getting in the way of life?

One of the most common complaints that we hear in Texas is the misery of seasonal and other allergies. Native Texans, as well as those who move here, can attest to the unique environmental conditions that affect people’s daily lives.

Allergy testing:

We at CommunityMed Family Care, feel it is important and necessary to diagnose, address and treat these allergies. We will perform a comprehensive, painless skin test for 54 known tree, weed, grass, dust mite, animal dander, and mold allergens.  Therefore, the method we use is a skin test and is performed by gently brushing the skin with a small comb. There are no needles involved.

Allergy treatment:

Over-the-counter drugs, such as Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra, certainly have their place in the treatment of allergies, but they only temporarily mask your symptoms. Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to your allergies by slowly administering increasing amounts of allergens over an extended period of time. Immunotherapy is a personalized medication targeted at your specific allergies. Finally, immunotherapy is administered just under the skin and can be easily taught to be done conveniently at home.

This treatment is safe, effective, and insurance covered.

Benefits of Immunotherapy:

There are many benefits of immunotherapy, including decreasing your symptoms and risk of developing allergic asthma. You can also expect more productivity in the workplace, fewer days missed from work or school due to allergy symptoms, and less money spent on over-the-counter medication. Immunotherapy has the ability to eliminate your allergies. As a result, a vast majority – 85% of patients – state they achieve symptom relief within the first year of starting immunotherapy.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact us today for a complete allergy evaluation:

 – Itchy, watery, or dry eyes
– Hay fever
– Chronic sinus infections
– Nasal congestion
– Difficulty breathing
– Wheezing or coughing
– Sneezing or runny nose
– Ear infections
-Circles Under Eyes
-Chronic colds or cough
-Fatigue
-Skin reactions
-Ear Fullness
-Asthma

Are Allergies making you miserable? CommunityMed Urgent Care offers allergy testing so that you can know exactly what is making you itch, sneeze and react!

FAQs:

 

Are the allergy test and treatment covered by insurance

Yes, most insurance plans cover the allergy test and treatment. Your insurance benefits will be verified prior to testing.

How long does the allergy test take

Ultimately, the one-time testing takes approximately 20 minutes to administer and 15 minutes to register the results.  This means you don’t have to wait long to learn the specific cause of your allergies.

Who can be tested

Adults and children over the age of five can be tested for allergies. This is especially helpful for patients who suffer with asthma, chronic sinus infections, allergic pneumonia, red, watery eyes, persistent dry cough, itchy skin, chronic runny nose, post-nasal drip and hives. Those patients can drastically improve their comfort and quality of life!

Which allergens will I be tested for

Through the test, you will be tested for the most frequent geographically specific seasonal and perennial allergens in your area. Your allergy test will encompass allergens such as pollens (trees, grasses, weeds), molds, pet dander, dust mites and non-stinging insects (flies, etc.).

 

Talk to your provider today to see if an allergy test is right for you!  You will be glad you did!

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