Food Allergy Testing and Procedure in Boerne
At Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne, we proudly offer our clients two different methods of food allergy testing. One is skin testing. This is the most common and quickest food allergy test because we can test you for several foods at once. Additionally, there are blood tests, where we take a sample of your blood and expose it to different allergens. This test is usually sent to a lab, and results could take a week or more. Once your allergens have been identified, we build a customized plan to mitigate exposure to foods that negatively affect your health.
Boerne’s Trusted Alcat Testing Experts
An Alcat test is a tool used by allergists to determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation, and other related allergic symptoms. The difference between the Alcat test and typical antibody testing is that food and chemical sensitivities are mediated by multiple pathogenic mechanisms. By using the Alcat test’s cellular approach, we can identify food and chemical sensitivities regardless of the pathway. This leads to more accurate diagnosis and treatment options for our Boerne patients.
Food Allergy Treatments in Boerne
For mild reactions to food allergies, an antihistamine will help reduce allergy symptoms entirely. However, severe food allergy needs epinephrine or a trip to the emergency room. The only sure fire way to prevent a severe reaction, not a food allergy, is by testing yourself for specific food allergies and talking with one of our allergists about available food allergy treatments should you have a reaction. We work with our patients to individualize a food allergy treatment plan so you and others will know what to do in case of an emergency.
Start Your Journey to Total Health in Boerne Today!
Come into Sports and Family Medicine of Boerne for a warm and friendly practice where you can find help with almost any medical need. We provide primary care for people of all ages and also have board certified provides of sports and aesthetic medicine, as well as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. From birth on up, we’ve helped families, achieve health and stay healthy for years! Schedule an appointment or stop by our office today and experience the compassionate service that has made us a staple in the community.