What is allergy testing?
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 50 million people in the U.S. experience some type of allergy each year. Allergies are also one of the leading causes of chronic health conditions in America. While most men, women, and children are usually aware that they have an allergy, they often do not know the type or cause. To provide an accurate diagnosis, Cross Timbers ENT offers medical-based allergy testing. Contact our team at any one of our locations in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX to book an appointment. By identifying the underlying problem, you can receive the treatment you need to gain relief, prevent episodes, and help manage symptoms.
Allergy Testing Reviews
"Jen was wonderful & informative during my allergy testing! Office was very clean as well!"- M.R. / Google / Feb 27, 2021
"The procedure was as painless as allergy testing can be. The nurse who conducted the test was friendly and knowledgeable."- C.R. / Google / Sep 04, 2020
"Jen made the allergy testing process very easy for my daughter. She was clear on the instructions and process beforehand and very informative during. She covered our expected costs and next steps so we knew what to expect. It has been a great experience so far as we prepare to begin immunotherapy."- A.S. / Google / Jun 16, 2021
"If your daily routine involves multiple sneezing fits, itchy, watery eyes, blowing your nose everyday or even once a day, coughing, runny nose, and or it feels like your ears are stopped up, please give Cross Timbers ENT a call and ask for allergy testing. Jennifer has been great and I see a huge improvement in my symptoms plus I’ve had less Asthma exacerbations because my allergies are becoming a thing of the past. I am no longer allergic to a whole list of things. Before taking the shots I could not dust or be around any dust because I was so allergic to dust mites and they caused the Asthma to flare up and I would be on steroids for 10 plus days, have to get a steroid shot in addition to the 10 days, have to do breathing treatments around the clock, and I would have to spend money not only for meds but to see a dr, go to an urgent care, or visit an ER. This last year I began taking allergy shots regularly and I can dust without exacerbating Asthma and the best part is the fear from allergy flares causing me to not be able to breathe is completely gone. That fear of flare ups effecting my breathing is a thing of the past. Allergy shots work and you can have them give you all of your shots or you can be taught to do them yourself. So the symptoms of allergies no longer bother me like they use to. I have more shots to take but the test and my lack of symptoms prove the shots do work. I am now only allergic to one thing and less allergic today vs one year ago. So please give yourself a gift that lasts a lifetime and get tested for Allergies and if your positive consider taking the shots. They work and it’s so nice to live and breathe easier and not have the fear of being breathless due to allergies. I took control over allergies and won."- M.D. / Google / Dec 01, 2021
"Jen made the allergy testing process very easy for my daughter. She was clear on the instructions and process beforehand and very informative during. She covered our expected costs and next steps so we knew what to expect. It has been a great experience so far as we prepare to begin immunotherapy."- A.S. / Google / Jun 19, 2021
How is allergy testing performed?
Cross Timbers ENT in North Texas offers modern allergy testing options for men, women, and children. At our practice, patients can choose from a blood test or skin test to determine the type and cause of their allergy. These assessments are quick, easy, and highly accurate. We may also recommend an elimination diet or expose you to a small sample of the suspected allergen to identify adverse reactions. Once we pinpoint the allergen, we can discuss treatment options. Visit our allergy shot page to learn more.
Allergy Testing FAQ
Is allergy testing safe?
For the majority of patients, skin testing for allergies is generally safe, even for children as young as infants. However, at Cross Timbers ENT, we may recommend against it if you’ve ever had a severe allergic reaction. We also offer blood tests for allergies, which check for allergen-specific IgE antibodies to diagnose allergies.
Does allergy testing hurt?
No, allergy testing isn’t painful. Most patients experience little to no discomfort as the small needles, or lancets, used to introduce an allergen to the skin only shallowly penetrate the topmost layer of skin.
What allergies do an allergy test typically check for?
The most common allergies tested for include food and nut allergies, pollen, dust, dander, insect stings, mold, latex, among others.
Can you develop allergies in adulthood?
Yes, you can. While some allergies are present from childhood, children can also grow out of them. On the other hand, some people can develop allergies as adults. That’s why it’s always recommended to have allergy testing done if you are being seriously impacted by the effects of allergies.
What are some symptoms of allergies?
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
- Swelling of the face, eyes, and/or throat
- Runny nose
- Stomach cramps
- Severe itching
- Difficulty breathing
Get an allergy test today
While allergies are very common among Americans, the cause isn't always known. If you or your loved one are experiencing chronic, severe, or even mild allergies, contact Cross Timbers ENT in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX today. Our expert team can perform premier allergy testing to identify the specific allergen you are suffering from so you can get the treatment you need.