Testing Allergies

More than 24 million Americans, including over six million children, live with allergies. If you’re one of them, finding relief is critical to your well-being. Here at Rosewood in Mt. Pleasant, we offer expert allergy testing and customized treatments to help you manage your allergy symptoms and lead a healthy, active life. Call Rosewood Healthcare & Medical Spa at (989) 775-3823 or request an appointment below.

What Is Allergy Testing?

If you or your child live with allergies, uncovering the specific substances that trigger your symptoms is essential to finding the treatments and lifestyle adjustments necessary to protect your health. Allergy testing is a method of isolating substances to identify the exact cause of your symptoms.

At Rosewood, we offer the Mt. Pleasant Community skin testing for allergens. During this test – sometimes referred to as a scratch test – we make a small scratch on your skin and apply a diluted amount of a suspected allergen. We monitor your skin for signs of an allergic reaction. We may test for several allergens during the same appointment, making a small grid or row of test sites on your skin.

Allergy testing is safe and carried out under constant supervision. If you show any signs of a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, we are on-hand to provide immediate treatment.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies occur when your immune system misinterprets a typically benign substance – known as an allergen – as a threat and releases immunoglobulin E antibodies and histamines to fight off the perceived threat. The antibodies and histamines trigger allergic symptoms such as a stuffy nose, watery eyes, and hives.

Some common allergens include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust and mold
  • Pet dander
  • Medicines like penicillin
  • Foods including peanuts, shellfish, dairy, and eggs
  • Latex

Allergies can develop at any time during your life. Your allergic reactions can also range in severity and change at any time. For example, a mild allergic response could become unexpectedly severe.

Test tube with blood sample for food allergy test

What Is the Treatment for Allergies?

Once our skilled team at Rosewood Healthcare has identified your allergens, we will create an individualized treatment plan to help you manage your condition. Avoidance is an essential part of allergy treatment. We suggest lifestyle modifications to limit your risk of exposure to your known allergens. We can also prescribe medication like antihistamines to reduce and control your symptoms so you can maintain a healthy and active life.

Our Allergy Treatments include: 

  • Serums
  • Medications
  • Allergy Immunotherapy (this is custom made for each patient)

Allergy Testing and Treatment in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

At Rosewood Healthcare & Medical Spa in Mount Pleasant, MI, we strive to provide the best quality of care to our patients! We want to ensure you have the best experience possible from start to finish. If you or a member of your family are living with disruptive allergies, Rosewood Healthcare & Medical Spa may be able to help. To request an appointment, call (989) 775-3823 or click below to request an appointment.