allergy-testing

Allergy Testing Without Discomfort. Allergy Management Without Shots.

Davis Medical Group and North Pointe Medical Clinic now offer an easy and painless approach to allergy testing for our patients.

allergy-testing

The testing is done in the office where tiny droplets of allergenic extracts are applied to the patient’s back. 70 allergins can be tested. Patients can choose which ones they want tested, or they can test all of them. Total testing time takes about one hour. There is no scratching or poking of the skin. Within 15 to 20 minutes the doctor can see if the patient has a reaction to any of the allergens. Testing can be performed on children and adults.

And the good news is that once identified, allergies can be managed using daily drops that are placed under the tongue (sublingual), rather than having to use allergy shots. These drops are the same serum that is used in allergy shots.

Dr. Francis notes, “We are finding that we have much better patient compliance with this approach to treatment. This means the patients are getting better results in managing their allergies and associated symptoms.” Within a few months, most patients realize a significant reduction in the need for allergy medications.

Benefits to the use of sublingual allergy drops include:
• They are natural and extremely safe with rare, mild side affects
• Most patients feel noticeable relief within just two months of starting treatment and many improve in as little as a few weeks
• They are painless-no shots or scary needles
• You avoid excess trips to the doctor’s office, saving lots of time and money
• They work especially well for children
• They provide long-lasting results

Most common allergens in Utah

In Utah, trees pollinate between February and May. The most common tree allergies in Utah are caused by:

Maple
Popler
Ash
Cottonwood
Birch
Walnut
Juniper
Acacia
Mesquite
Alder
Box
Elder
Mulberry
Sycamore
Elm
Cypress
Oak
Maple
Cedar

Grass allergies are generally most problematic between May and July. The highest pollen counts for grasses are generally attributed to:

Bermuda grass
Meadow fescue
Brome
Orchard grass
Wild oat
Timothy
Red top
Johnson
Rye

Weed pollens can be aggravating to allergy sufferers from July through November or the first hard frost. The most problematic weeds are:

Ragweed
False Ragweed
Pigweed
Careless weed
Sagebrush
Tumbleweed
Cocklebur
Yellow dock
Marsh elder
Lambs quarter