Before Your Visit:
Bringing the completed forms can reduce the time you spend in the waiting room.
If you are tested for allergies, your appointment could take up to 4 hours. Dress accordingly and bring a snack!
Please show consideration for other allergy patients by not wearing cologne or perfume.
Beta blockers, sedative medication, and certain antidepressants should be stopped if possible as they interfere with the allergy testing results. Please keep in mind that you should only stop these medications under the direction of your prescribing physician.
Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your medications.
Most asthma medications can be continued. If possible, do not use your asthma inhalers the morning of your appointment. Bring them with you for use shortly after you arrive. Let the nurse know prior to use if possible.
Common Medications That Interfere with Testing:
Please stop taking the following medications one week prior to testing as they may affect testing results.
You should consult your prescribing physician prior to stopping any prescribed medications.
Flonase does not need to be discontinued before testing. Some antidepressants, benzodiazepines, or beta-blockers may also need to be stopped before testing. If you have questions about specific medications, please discuss your medication list with our office or your prescribing physician.
Outline of Typical First Visit:
You may spend 3-5 hours with us on your first visit.
Much of this is time between stages of testing waiting for potential reactions to develop, so you may wish to bring items for entertainment and a snack if necessary.