Allergy shot Clinic room

Treatment Options

At the present time, we are not able to literally cure allergies—the same can be said for other chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes. But, like these other conditions, allergies can certainly be successfully treated. Along with other ailments, allergies will probably eventually yield to gene therapy for actual cure.
 
There are four main approaches to treating allergic conditions: avoidance of offending allergens, use of a wide variety of medications, allergy injections, or allergy drops. The best results are often obtained by combining methods.
 
Northern Nevada Allergy offers the following procedures and treatments:
  • Epicutaneous (prick) and intradermal testing—skin testing performed with shallow, small-gauge needles
  • Patch testing (food, drug, metals, and chemicals/contactants)—skin test for sensitivity
  • Pulmonary function testing—a test of the respiratory system 
  • Food testing and challenges
  • Drug/medication testing and challenges 
  • Subcutaneous immunotherapy—allergy shots
  • Sublingual immunotherapy—allergy drops
  • Aspirin desensitization
  • Monoclonal antibody (Xolair™) administration—cloning of cells in order to produce a specific antibody