More than 24 million Americans, including over six million children, live with allergies. If you’re one of them, finding relief is critical to your well-being. Rosewood Health Care and Medical Spa in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, offers expert allergy testing and customized treatments to help you manage your allergy symptoms and lead a healthy, active life. Call Rosewood Health Care & Medical Spa at (989) 775-3823 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment today.
What Is Allergy Testing?
If you or your child live with allergies, uncovering the specific substances that trigger your symptoms is essential to finding the treatments and lifestyle adjustments necessary to protect your health. Allergy testing is a method of isolating substances to identify the exact cause of your symptoms.
At Rosewood Health Care & Medical Spa, we offer skin testing for allergens. During this test – sometimes referred to as a scratch test – we make a small scratch on your skin and apply a diluted amount of a suspected allergen. We monitor your skin for signs of an allergic reaction. We may test for several allergens during the same appointment, making a small grid or row of test sites on your skin.
Allergy testing is safe and carried out under constant supervision. If you show any signs of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, we are on-hand to provide immediate treatment.
What Causes Allergies?
Allergies occur when your immune system misinterprets a typically benign substance – known as an allergen – as a threat and releases immunoglobulin E antibodies and histamines to fight off the perceived threat. The antibodies and histamines trigger allergic symptoms such as a stuffy nose, watery eyes, and hives.
Some common allergens include:
- Dust and mold
- Pet dander
- Medicines like penicillin
- Foods including peanuts, shellfish, dairy, and eggs
Allergies can develop at any time during your life. Your allergic reactions can also range in severity and change at any time. For example, a mild allergic response could become unexpectedly severe.
What Is the Treatment for Allergies?
Once our team at Rosewood Health Care & Medical Spa has identified your allergens, we will create an individualized treatment plan to help you manage your condition. Avoidance is an essential part of allergy treatment. We suggest lifestyle modifications to limit your risk of coming into contact with your allergen. We can also prescribe medication like antihistamines to reduce and control your symptoms so you can maintain a healthy and active life.
Our Allergy Treatments include:
Allergy serums are made using small particles of the allergens in question. Drops of the serum are placed under the tongue daily until a maintenance dose is reached. The maintenance dose is then taken each day until a new formulation is needed.
Allergy Testing and Treatment in Mt. Pleasant, MI
At Rosewood Health Care & Medical Spa, we care for our patients wholeheartedly, ensuring they have the best experience possible from start to finish. If you or a member of your family are living with disruptive allergies, Rosewood Health Care & Medical Spa may be able to help. To request an appointment, call (989) 775-3823 or fill out the form below.