Allergy Management

Allergies can be a fickle thing to deal with. Some go throughout life never needing to worry about this. Others need to meticulously check what they are around to prevent an allergic reaction. At New York Medicine Doctors, we can help patients that spend their lives riddled with allergies. We’ll perform tests to determine what you are allergic to, and offer professional intervention to help you manage your allergies.

Allergy Tests

The first step in allergy management is to undergo a test to determine what you are allergic to. Skin tests are often the most recommended method in the medical community. These tests involve exposing your skin to suspected allergens and then waiting to see if a reaction takes place. They are safe and can be used on both children and adults. Although you may experience mild irritation at the time of the test, the amount of allergen used is limited, as to avoid the patients suffering an intense reaction.

How Can Allergies Be Managed?

Once the skin test has been completed, our doctors will have a better understanding of the allergies you are living with. Our team will use these results to come up with the management method that is best suited for your specific needs. With such a wide range in the severity of allergic reactions a person can face, there is no one-size-fits-all management method. That is why our team may recommend any of the below to help manage your allergies:

  • Always carrying an EpiPen with you for emergencies.
  • Utilize nasal sprays before leaving the house.
  • Take over the counter or prescription medication as instructed by our doctors.