Allergy Testing Now Offered at EDOW

shutterstock_36537934We are pleased to announce the addition of allergy testing at Eye Doctors of Washington. With so many people suffering from chronic allergies, often affecting the eyes, our team has recognized the need for diagnosing the cause. By testing people for various allergens, such as pet dander, pollen, and mold, a proper treatment plan can be established to stop the reaction altogether–not just mask the symptoms.

Common symptoms of airborne allergies include eyes that are itchy, watery, and red. Although general allergy medications can help calm the irritating symptoms, our eye doctors emphasize the influence a personalized treatment plan can have. The following methods have been shown to effectively treat allergies:

  • Avoidance: try not to expose yourself to the allergen.
  • Pharmacotherapy: medications such as antihistamines, steroids, and NSAIDS.
  • Alternative therapy: nutritional supplements may provide relief.
  • Immunotherapy: can reverse the immune system’s hypersensitivity to the allergen.

For more information about the allergy test procedure, stay tuned for our next blog post, “How an Allergy Test Works.” If you would like to schedule an appointment with us to undergo an allergy test, please contact us today! There are several options in your quest for allergy relief, and we look forward to helping you find the most effective treatment for your needs.

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Washington, DC 20036
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Washington, DC 20036

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