Have you been experiencing some weird symptoms of late like prolonged sneezing, itchiness, an itchy throat, or rashes? That could be an allergic reaction by your body towards a specific substance that you may have come into contact with or ingested into your body. With that said, you may ask, “what is an allergy?” Simply put, an allergy is your body’s reaction to certain “unharmful” substances like latex, pollen, some certain plants, and molds. Once you ingest or get into contact with such “unharmful” allergens, your body’s defense mechanism views the substances as foreign and responds to eliminate them by producing allergic IgE antibodies, which result in the production of a chemical called histamine that causes you to experience these allergic symptoms.
Mainly, allergies occur as an inherited trait from close family members. If you have an immediate family member who is allergic, the chances are high that you may as well develop an allergy sooner or later. Apart from inherited traits, there are substances commonly known to trigger allergic reactions in individuals. They include:
Once you come across any of these types of allergens, your body is most likely to react through:
With that said, it is worthy that you know that the intensity and severeness of an allergic reaction may vary from one person to another. Some people may experience severe allergic reactions, while others may experience mild symptoms.
If your reactions are mild, then there should be no cause for alarm. However, if your reactions are severe, you may want to see your medical provider, who can conduct some tests on you before administering some medication to calm down the reactions.
First off, you may ask, “ Do I need a specialist for allergy testing?” Well, the answer to that solely depends on how severe your symptoms are. As mentioned earlier, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, it is highly recommended that you get tested by a specialist. On the other hand, if you are experiencing mild symptoms, you can decide to take an alternative option of testing yourself using at-home test kits.
There are three main types of tests you can conduct to know what substances you are allergic to. They include:
The good thing about these tests is that they are more specific. For instance, a skin test can help you determine if you are allergic to:
With that in mind, getting to know what you are allergic to should be fast.
When it comes to preparation, there is nothing much that you can do by yourself. However, when if an allergy expert is testing you, you may be advised to quit taking the following medication:
Getting test results solely depends on the complexity of the type of test that was conducted on you. For instance, skin tests are generally fast and do not require a lot. Therefore, you can perform a skin test from your medical practitioner’s office, and your test results should be ready in about 15 minutes. On the other hand, blood allergy tests are very involving. First, your doctor will have to take a blood sample from you then send it to a laboratory. Once everything is done, you may end up getting your results up to 2 weeks later.
If you want to avoid the hassle of regular visits to the hospital, you can conduct all your tests from the comfort of your home. At Turnkey Allergy Solutions, we provide the best at-home testing kits so you can run your tests stress-free.
Here are the at home allergy test kits we provide:
With our simple finger-prick allergy test, you can measure your body’s immune response with up to 300 allergen extracts and molecular allergens.
This test is highly convenient as it only takes 3 minutes to conduct a prick test, after which you will get your test results after 3-5 business days from our secure HIPPA compliant lab portal. In addition to that, the testing kit is safe, simple, and accurate to use.
Our comprehensive combo package option includes 1 allergy test, and 1 Immunotherapy Drops, all of which are combined for a 15% discount. In addition to that, we custom formulate your personalized allergy immunotherapy drops once your lab results are out and interpreted by our allergist.
Our immunotherapy drops are medically proven to strengthen the immune system for long-term relief by preventing the progression of new allergies and asthma. This includes other benefits like:
If you are going for an at-home allergy testing and treatment solution, we offer the best comprehensive packages in the market today. All our packages and our at home allergy treatment solutions are safe, convenient, and approved. In addition to that, we are surrounded by a great team of board-certified expert allergists who direct every aspect of our program. Finally, we provide true relief by offering lasting solutions that help treat allergies instead of masking them up.
Allergies can be irritating at times. However, you shouldn’t let that pull you down. With a reliable long-term solution, you can comfortably beat your allergy problem and get back to living a normal healthy, and happy life again.
Visit our website today to get to know more about allergies and the pricing of our products.