Allergy Testing

At Advanced ENT & Allergy Center, our allergy testing is an in-office skin test that takes about an hour. The test reveals what you’re allergic to and the severity of your allergies. When your test is complete, you’ll meet with one of our allergy treatment experts to discuss your options.

We treat allergies specific to the Denver, Colorado area. Our allergy testing panel includes the most common environmental inhalant allergens in the surrounding region.

We test for allergies to:

  • Dust
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Feathers
  • Horses
  • Trees
  • Molds
  • Weeds
  • Brush
  • Grasses

Note: If skin allergy testing is not an option for you or your child, we can use blood testing to identify your allergies.

What to Expect at Your Allergy Appointment:

  1. Schedule an appointment
  2. Three days (or 72 hours) before your testing appointment, stop taking medications.
  3. Come into our office for your allergy skin test. Your testing appointment will take about an hour and we will have the results of the test immediately.
  4. Once your test is complete, you’ll meet with one of our allergy treatment experts to discuss your options.

Our doctors have been helping patients in Colorado manage and treat their allergies for over a decade. They are committed to understanding the scope of your allergies so that they can provide treatments that will make your life better. Our doctors are ENT doctors and fellows in the Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, qualifying them to address all of the possible causes of your congestion and discomfort.

Note: We are now offering online and virtual initial consultations. However, any testing will still need to be completed in our Denver office.

Frequently Asked Questions about Allergy Treatment

+ What are my allergy treatment options?

After your allergy test, we’ll discuss a specific treatment plan. We offer allergy immunotherapy and medications that will help treat your specific symptoms.

Read more about our allergy treatment options.

+ Is there an alternative to allergy shots?

Yes! In fact, in most cases we recommend our allergy patients try sublingual immunotherapy, or allergy drops. They are easier to administer and have a higher success rate than allergy shots.

Learn more about allergy drops and how they compare to allergy shots.

+ Do you administer cat allergy shots?

While we don’t have a magic cat allergy vaccine, our sublingual drop treatment can gradually eliminate your cat allergy symptoms. If you test positive for a specific allergy, we can provide you with allergy drops that will contain that particular allergen. Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) introduces your immune system to small amounts of an allergen over an extended period of time. This causes your body to make blocking antibodies to your allergen triggers, eventually stopping the allergic reaction from taking place.

+ Are allergies causing my migraine headaches?

Environmental allergies can trigger migraine headaches. Doctors are still trying to understand this process, but there are many theories as to why allergies and migraines are linked. Some of these include: Sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and histamine. With a combination of sinus and allergy treatments, our doctors have been very successful treating patients who suffer from chronic headaches.

+ Why do I experience allergies year-round?

Since a hyperactive immune system causes allergies, most people with allergy symptoms respond to allergens present in every season (trees in the spring, grasses in the summer, ragweeds in the fall, and mold in the winter).

+ Who gets allergies?

Allergies can affect anyone. While it’s true that allergies are more common in children, they can occur for the first time at any age. Although we don’t understand the exact genetic factors yet, heredity is definitely linked to the tendency to allergies, as well as to allergic disease.

+ What is a mold count?

A pollen count or a mold count is the number of pollen or mold spores in a cubic meter of air. When pollen counts are high, people with hay fever will experience intensified symptoms. High mold count symptoms include: sneezing, itchy throat and eyes, runny nose, congestion, coughing, and dry, scaling skin.

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