Should I Get Tested?Allergy Testing in NYC
Allergy Testing in NYC: How It Works and If It’s Right for YOU.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had any number of symptoms that have got you worried you might have allergies:
- Rashes, Itchiness, or Redness on the skin
- Runny nose, stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, or trouble breathing
- Nausea or vomiting, abdominal cramps
- Swelling, hoarse voice, throat tightness or swallowing
And maybe some other symptoms that you might not realize could be related to allergies:
With all the environmental and ingestible triggers we could experience in a big city like NYC, how do you know if it’s allergies… or something else? Simple: You get tested. Allergy testing in NYC is something not many people realize is accessible, quick, and pretty painless. Lucky for you, you’re reading this article and now you’re in the know! Instead of getting stuck in the rabbithole of Googling your symptoms until you cause more symptoms from excessive screen gazing, let’s get this figured out, shall we?
How does allergy testing work?
Once you call and set up your appointment here at Hudson Allergy (or just walk in if you’re in the area!), we’ll get you settled in a comfy room when you arrive. Your allergist will take the time to talk through the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, any medical history that’s relevant, and your current lifestyle in NYC. If a particular kind of allergen seems susceptible, they will then use a simple skin prick test in your arm or back that places a diluted amount of the substance to see if a reaction takes place. If you are allergic, you will develop a raised bump, or a wheal, at the test location on your skin. This positive reaction will take about 15-20 minutes. Sound scary? It’s not. The process is super quick, relatively painless, and no blood is drawn.
What’s the benefit of allergy testing?
Allergy testing on the skin typically produces few false negative or inaccurate results and usually a negative results mean you are not allergic to the substance. A positive test is not 100% conclusive, though, but rest assured that our team will guide you through exactly what to do if your test does come out positive.
Ready for allergy testing in NYC?
Click here to schedule your appointment with our caring, compassionate, non-scary allergists, who really want to help you get to the bottom of your symptoms and live an allergy-free life in NYC. Make Appointment
About Hudson Allergy
Hudson Allergy handles the most common to the most complex allergy cases, which is why it’s the place other doctors go when they need help with allergies. As New York City’s premier private allergy practice, Hudson Allergy provides you with world-class, expert medical care, in an environment that uplifts you, with staff who listen and address your needs on time. Founded and led by two Columbia University trained physicians, Julie Kuriakose and Tim Mainardi, they are proud to bring you the most advanced treatment and offer the widest range of testing abilities in their 3 locations in Manhattan. Learn More About Hudson Allergy: