Allergies Can Make Life Pretty Tough.
If you're constantly having reactions, it's hard to enjoy your day. You feel all stuffed up, suffer from fatigue or low energy, and it’s affecting your health and happiness.
A lot of people who have chronic sinusitis (which means they get sinus infections often) or constant nasal congestion might be dealing with allergies - along with these sinus problems.
That's why allergy testing is so important and shouldn’t be overlooked - it's a way for people with sinus issues to figure out what's causing their symptoms and how they can treat them with longer-lasting - and sometimes permanent - results.
But with allergy testing not being so common, some non-ENT physicians may overlook this, causing you lingering issues that could easily be fixed with the right tests.
Try taking our sinus quiz here and keep reading to learn more about how to figure out if allergies are really causing your sinus issues.Contact Your Columbia Breathe Free ENT Specialists Today
What is Allergy Testing?
Allergy testing is about finding out what things (or allergens) your body is allergic to, and how severe that allergic reaction is. Common allergens that allergy test check includes pollen, mold, pet hair, and dust mites.
An allergy specialist usually does these tests through a "skin prick" or different types of blood tests.
A skin prick test can check for allergies to up to 40 different things. This is done just like it states, by pricking your skin with a small amount of each allergen. How your skin reacts can show if your body is allergic to what is introduced by the test.
Unfortunately, whether you get a skin prick or a blood test, an allergy test might not give the full picture of your sinus health.
This is why at Columbia Breathe Free we do a fully comprehensive allergy test and investigation which includes:
- Asking you to list all your symptoms
- Doing a full check-up, including a CT scan
- Recommending an allergy test
- Doing the allergy tests
- Talking with you about the results and what treatment options you have
What do I do if my allergies are impacting my sinuses?
The only way to know is to visit a specialist. And that is why Columbia Breathe Free exists. We specialize in getting to the root cause of your symptoms so you can get a treatment plan fit for you.
Sometimes it is a bit of both, and we have many different in-office procedures that we can do to make sure you are getting the answers you need - without painful surgeries.
Call us today and set up an appointment so you can get on with your life already. We are on a mission to help the South Carolina capital region Breathe Free.Contact Your Columbia Breathe Free ENT Specialists Today