What Am I Allergic To? Find Out With An Allergy Test

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When you experience an allergic reaction, your immune system is responding to a trigger known as an allergen. When you’re living with allergies in Beverly Hills, CA, you are compromising your health. With the help of Dr. Avi Ishaaya, you can have an allergy test that helps you learn all of your allergies. This comprehensive allergy testing helps to alleviate allergy symptoms you may regularly experience, including congestion, itchy nose, watery or itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing, hives, stomach issues, or wheezing. During a consultation at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, we can discuss the types of allergy tests to determine which will suit your needs best, such as a food sensitivity test.

How to diagnose allergies

When you want to learn “what am I allergic to,” our team offers a variety of allergy testing in Los Angeles, including:

  1. Scratch test: Within 15 – 20 minutes, Dr. Ishaaya can perform this allergy test (also known as the prick-puncture test) to assess your allergies. He places a tiny sample of an allergen under the surface of your skin to see if you have a reaction. This test allows him to test for multiple allergens at one session. This is considered a pain-free testing method that is both safe and effective at identifying common allergens.

  2. Blood test: When your allergies are so severe that it is not safe to perform a skin test, Dr. Ishaaya will order blood tests to detect a limited number of allergens.

  3. Elimination diet: By eliminating foods from your diet, you can determine what is causing you discomfort, inflammation, rashes, stomach and/or bowel issues, and other digestive issues. Dr. Ishaaya guides his patients during food allergy testing on what foods to introduce and which to eliminate. This allows us to detect food sensitivities, intolerances, and allergies at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers.

Common allergies we test for

Dr. Ishaaya tests for environmental, pollen, mold, animals, and food allergies. Once you know what triggers your allergy response, you can help prevent illnesses, such as sinusitis and asthma, in the future. Some common allergy triggers include:

  • Trees, flowers, or pollens

  • Ragweed

  • Molds

  • Bees

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Dust mites

  • Fish or shellfish

  • Fruits or vegetables

  • Gluten

  • Meat

  • Milk products

  • Nuts

  • Soy

  • Poultry

During an allergy test in Beverly Hills, CA, we can devise a list of your allergens to help to prevent allergic reactions.

Allergy relief treatments

Based on the results of your allergy testing, Dr. Ishaaya will take time to discuss different treatment options available to you, including:

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications: Antihistamines, decongestants, eye drops, or nasal sprays can help ease allergy symptoms.

  • Lifestyle changes: Once you learn what you’re allergic to, you can avoid these allergens.

  • Allergy shots: With immunotherapy, we administer a series of allergy shots weekly for several appointments. You must commit to multiple 20-minute appointments at the beginning of your treatment for it to work best. We will give you an allergy shot and then monitor you for any type of allergic reaction. This process can take as long as a year. The number of sessions you need will decrease as you become less reactive to the shots.

Learn what you’re allergic to with allergy testing

At Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, we are committed to helping our patients and their children identify their allergens. At our Beverly Hills, CA office, Dr. Avi Ishaaya provides different allergy tests for patients of all ages. Contact our office to learn more about allergy testing for preventive measures and to reduce your allergy symptoms.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.