When visiting Infinity Medical Clinic for allergy and asthma concerns our first steps are to gather the patient’s detailed medical records, examine the patient, and evaluate the symptoms they’re experiencing. Our goal is to help allergy and asthma patients live a comfortable life. This means we’re dedicated to administering the appropriate tests and recommend effective treatments that will allow the patients to do so.
Testing for allergies is a basic procedure performed in our office and only takes about 15-20 minutes. A “scratch” test is administered by placing a very small amount of liquid allergen on the surface of the skin and observing any biological reactions. Once completed, Dr. Stemmerman will review the test results and conduct a consultation with the patient. Testing determines if patients’ are eligible for immunotherapy or “allergy shots.” Before testing, we ask that you stop all allergy medications for 5-7 days.
Immunotheraphy, also known as “allergy shots,” is a treatment method designed to desensitize the affected person to substances they’re allergic to. Patients may need more than one injection if they’re found to have multiple allergens; however, it may take up to 6 months to start feeling relief from allergy symptoms. Immunotherapy is actual treatment for allergies and can reduce the number of medications taken to address allergy and asthma symptoms, for life.