过敏诊断 & 治疗
Is endless sneezing becoming your calling card, announcing your presence before you can even say a word? Do itchy, watery eyes seem to constantly disrupt your day? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
过敏 没有乐趣. Hay fever and seasonal allergies can be particularly bothersome because pollen, 草, 宠物毛屑, 尘螨, and other common environmental allergens are so hard to avoid. This is especially true in rural areas like Mount Ayr, 爱荷华州, where chances are good you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Well, you don’t have to suffer any longer. At Ringgold County Hospital, we offer quick and convenient allergy testing right here, close to home. We even offer 免疫疗法 (过敏针 and 过敏滴), a highly effective method of preventing allergic reactions from occurring in the first place.
If you suffer from allergies and would like relief from bothersome allergy symptoms, you’ll want to start with a visit to one of the providers at Mount Ayr Medical Clinic, conveniently located inside Ringgold County Hospital.
评估后, and allergies are confirmed to be the suspected cause of your symptoms, you will be referred to an RCH certified clinical allergy technician/specialist (CAT/CAS) for the appropriate skin tests. We can test for a wide variety of environmental, food, and penicillin allergies.
During your allergy testing – a skin prick test, also sometimes called a scratch test – a designated area of your skin is exposed to suspected allergens, and you will be observed for signs of an allergic reaction. These tests are safe and can effectively narrow down the specific allergens that are causing you problems.
过敏针 & 其他的治疗方法
After you receive your test results, your Mount Ayr Medical Clinic provider will decide on treatment course specifically designed for you.
Depending on the type of allergy you have, your provider may recommend 免疫疗法. This involves gradual exposure to a target allergen over time, under physician supervision. It is typically delivered as a customized regimen of 过敏针 or 过敏滴, which are placed under the tongue.
Immunotherapy is the only disease-modifying allergy treatment that “teaches” your immune system to gradually decrease its response to the allergen in question. 最终, you can be in the presence of an allergen without developing an allergic reaction to it – all without having to regularly take antihistamines or other medications.
Benefits of Immunotherapy
People suffering from seasonal allergies are seeing remarkable results with 免疫疗法. 事实上, clinical studies show that 85% of patients who receive allergen 免疫疗法 will eventually become symptom-free. At Mount Ayr Medical Clinic, our results have been even better: 100% of the patients we’ve treated with 免疫疗法 have reported improvement or complete relief from their symptoms!
Benefits of 免疫疗法 (过敏针 or 过敏滴) include:
- It’s a long-term, drug-free solution
- You save on the cost and hassle of having to take daily antihistamines or other medications
- Treatment is covered by most insurance carriers
- Symptom relief typically begins within the first year of treatment
- It’s highly effective when continued for the recommended 2-5 years of treatment
- By the third year of treatment, patients often experience substantial symptom relief – at which point, discontinuation of the 过敏针 or drops can be discussed
- Many patients experience symptom relief that lasts for up to 12 years
Ask your Mount Ayr Medical Clinic provider if you are a good candidate for allergen 免疫疗法.
过敏测试 & 过敏针 in Mount Ayr, IA
Ringgold County Hospital is pleased to provide its allergy testing and treatment to patients in Mount Ayr, 爱荷华州, through a partnership with United Allergy 服务.
Do you have allergies and would like to be rid of its bothersome symptoms once and for all? To get started, schedule an appointment to see a provider at Mount Ayr Medical Clinic, located in the hospital, by calling (641) 464-4470 或者简单地 request your appointment 现在.