Is Allergy Testing Worth it?
The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology states that every two years you should be tested for allergies. As time goes on, your body adjusts quickly to what you do and don’t need. Many allergies come and go consistently and without testing, what you had last year could kill you in the next.
When people don’t test for allergies, they’re not giving themselves the chance to survive. Some symptoms may be small, but some severe symptoms can have a person dead before they reach the hospital without proper treatment.
What are symptoms of an allergic reaction?
Symptoms caused by an allergic reaction to food can range from skin reactions: which include itching and rashes (urticaria); swelling (angioedema), gut symptoms, vomiting, stomach ache, and diarrhea, to respiratory symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, asthma, blocked or a runny nose.
In the most severe cases, symptoms may develop rapidly and can be life-threatening and require urgent medical attention. Symptoms may include swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, shortness of breath, throat constriction and breathing difficulties. Loss of consciousness can occur in extreme cases. This collection of symptoms is known as anaphylaxis. Normally, symptoms arise within a few minutes of eating or coming in to contact with an offending food, although they may be delayed by up to a couple of hours. Those at risk of anaphylaxis should have an adrenaline device (EPI PEN) available.
GenLife Regenerative Medicine
At GenLife we are constantly striving to promote and offer the best medical services in Miami. Allergy testing is one of the most overlooked processes in healthcare. Because of this people don’t realize that they are developing allergies to things such as pollen or life-changing drugs such as penicillin. IF you or a loved one would like to receive allergy testing, learn more about our other services or about our company in general; please call us today at (305) 332-7234