Blue Umbrella Medical Center is a patient-centered medical facility. This means that the focus is on the patient, not on the procedures or services that can be provided. The center is staffed by medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, holistic physicians, registered dietitians, and nurses, who are all working together to provide comprehensive care for each patient. We take the time to get to know our patients, their medical history, and their goals for their health.
Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing a patient's sensitivity to substances called allergens. Immunotherapy involves introducing increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months.
Immunotherapy can be very effective in greatly decreasing, or even eliminating, the symptoms of allergies. Up to 85% receive a complete cure or a noticeable reduction in allergy symptoms.
For adults and children over the age of 4,the process begins by testing the patient to determine which environmental (non-food) allergies to target. The testing is not painful. A drop of solution is placed onto the skin surface and the medication will absorb into the skin. After the test is performed, it takes about 15 minutes to develop. A positive test will appear as a raised, red bump on the skin.
The testing takes approximately 30 minutes – 15 minutes to administer and 15 minutes to register the results – so you don’t have to wait long to learn the cause of your allergies.
In order to achieve the most accurate test results, patients should discontinue any antihistamines, over-the-counter or prescription for 1 or 2 days prior to allergy testing.
Once testing is complete, patients will come to our office for an injection once a month for 10 months.
Most insurance plans cover skin allergy testing and immunotherapy when medical necessity is established.
Relief from allergies varies by individual, but the vast majority of patients start seeing results after the first three months of immunotherapy.
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