What you need to know about

Pottstown Allergy Testing

At Allergy & Asthma Specialists, we provide convenient allergy testing in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. You don’t need to experience any allergy symptoms to be evaluated for allergies. Our Pottstown allergy skin testing methods will accurately determine what allergens cause your allergy symptoms. In fact, if you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, it’s wise to get your immunotherapy treatment started 3-6 months before your difficult time of year, so the immunotherapy will start to protect you when allergy season begins.

Pottstown Allergy Testing

Our Pottstown allergy practice offers a variety of allergy tests such as:

  • Allergy Diagnostics
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Food Allergy Testing
  • No Needle Allergy Test
  • Patch Testing
  • Seasonal Allergy Test

No needles are used to test for allergens, such as grasses, trees, weeds, mold, dust mites and foods. After applying a drop of allergen to a plastic applicator, we brush the applicator tip on your skin – usually your back. Most patients say the procedure either tickles or they don’t feel anything.

About 20 minutes later, our nurse reads the results by looking at how many hives develop on your skin. As the hives develop, you could experience some itching and burning. The hives’ size and redness help identify which allergens are causing your allergic reaction. After your results are documented, lotion is applied to your skin to alleviate any itching. Infants, children and adults can be comfortably and reliably tested.

Allergy Skin Testing in Pottstown, PA

When it comes to the treatment of your allergies and asthma, experience matters. Our team of outstanding Pottstown allergists is highly skilled and exceptionally qualified – all board certified and fellowship trained with a focus on adult and pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology – plus a nurse practitioner. With 8 convenient offices and expanded hours, we’re here to diagnose and treat your allergy and asthma…on your schedule.

If you have questions or are interested in receiving allergy skin testing in Pottstown, PA, contact the Allergy & Asthma Specialists.