We can diagnose and treat for inhalants, which include grasses, weeds, trees, molds, dust mite, and epidermals (cats, dogs). Food allergy is more complex to diagnose; therefore, we rely heavily on accurate patient information in determining the foods which may be causing the symptoms.

We inject small amounts of the allergen into the skin to determine the degree of sensitivity. Once this is accomplished, your physician will determine a treatment program which may include immunotherapy (shots), elimination and rotation (foods), or drug therapy.

Carmen LVN

Allergy Department

Ear Medical Group has an on-site allergy testing and treatment center providing diagnosis and treatment of allergy. Allergy occurs when your immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance and builds excessive antibodies to that substance. These antibodies in your blood trigger allergic symptoms when you are re-exposed to that substance.

Allergy symptoms are many and varied.

Listed below are common allergy symptoms and areas of the body that are affected.
�Nose/sinus � Sneezing, postnasal drip, itching, congestion, watery discharge
�Eyes � Itching, redness, swelling, dark circles
�Ears � Recurrent infections, fluid in the middle ear, itching of the ear canal
�Lungs � Shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing
�Skin � Itching welts (hives), rash, and intense itching
�Digestive system � stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea
�Other some symptoms caused by allergy are fatigue, headache, and hyperactivity.

Skin testing is used for both inhalants and foods.