Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing services located in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC

Allergy Testing

If you struggle with symptoms of allergies and need relief, see the experts at Superior Health and Wellness in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Our team offers comprehensive allergy testing to determine how to treat your bothersome symptoms and maximize your quality of life. Schedule allergy testing at Superior Health and Wellness by phone or request an appointment online today.

Allergy Testing Q & A

What is allergy testing?

Allergy testing at Superior Health and Wellness uses various diagnostic tests to determine if you have allergies, which often cause negative reactions by your body after being exposed to specific substances (allergens). Examples of common allergens include:

  • Pet dander
  • Pollen 
  • Certain foods
  • Insect stings
  • Mold spores
  • Some medications
  • Latex

Learning what your body is allergic to is the key to receiving the most appropriate treatment, thereby reducing the risk of bothersome symptoms or life-threatening complications.

What are the symptoms of allergies?

The hallmark symptoms of allergies include:

  • Sneezing
  • Watery, red, or puffy eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Facial or throat swelling
  • Rash
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath

If you experience a severe allergic reaction, you may even go into shock, lose consciousness, or experience additional life-threatening problems. 

What are the different types of allergy testing?

The following allergy tests help diagnose the type of allergies you may have:

Blood tests

A medical provider takes a sample of your blood to detect or rule out signs of allergies. These tests measure the amount of allergen-specific antibodies present in your bloodstream.

Skin prick tests

During skin prick tests, your provider pricks areas of your skin with tiny amounts of potential allergens. They wait to see if you develop hives (red raised bumps) that indicate an allergic reaction. 

Patch testing

Patch testing involves wearing a patch on your skin’s surface for about two days before your specialist removes the patch and looks for signs of an allergic reaction. 

What happens after allergy testing?

Depending on the results of allergy testing, your Superior Health and Wellness provider might recommend treatments, such as allergy shots, immunotherapy, allergy avoidance or lifestyle changes.

If you have allergies and asthma, you may benefit from chiropractic care to improve your condition.

Schedule allergy testing at Superior Health and Wellness by phone or request one online today to determine if you have allergies and discuss the best treatment options. 

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