Allergy Testing Long Island

Comprehensive Allergy Solutions and Allergy Testing

At Dr. Calapai’s office in Long Island, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of allergies, including food allergies, seasonal allergies, and skin allergies. With the help of our experienced on-site allergist, we use the latest medical advancements to provide personalized care plans. Our approach aims to not only alleviate symptoms but also address the root cause of your allergies, ensuring a better quality of life.
Allergies can be a serious concern for many individuals, causing discomfort and frustration. If you are experiencing allergies, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many reliable and accurate methods to test for allergies and find effective relief.

Initial Consultation for Allergy Diagnosis

Understanding your allergy history is crucial for effective treatment.

Once you have scheduled an appointment and come into the office for a consultation, our on-site allergist at our Garden City office, will conduct an Intradermal Skin Testing on you. This test will help us determine any possible allergies or skin conditions you may have. After the testing is done, the results will be analyzed and provided to you. Our team will also explain the meaning of the results and suggest the appropriate course of action to address any issues found.

  • During your first visit, we’ll discuss the nature of your symptoms and their impact on your daily life.
  • We review your medical and family history to identify potential hereditary patterns of allergic reactions.
  • Based on this initial assessment, we determine the most appropriate diagnostic tests to uncover the specific triggers of your allergies.

Comprehensive Allergy Testing

Treatment #1: Intradermal Allergy Skin Testing

  • What is Intradermal Allergy Skin Testing?: Small amounts of potential allergens are injected just under the skin.This test is highly sensitive and specifically useful for identifying allergens related to environmental and seasonal allergies.
  • Treamtment Process: We inject a tiny amount of an allergen into the superficial layer of your skin. This method is particularly detailed, allowing us to observe how your skin reacts to specific allergens within a controlled setting. A positive reaction typically involves a small, itchy bump, similar to a mosquito bite, which indicates an allergy.

Treatment #2: Blood Testing

  • Is Blood Testing for Allergy Testing Effective? Blood testing for allergies is ideal for patients who have skin conditions, specific food allergies, or take medications that might interfere with skin testing.
  • Treatment Process: Your blood will be tested for the presence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to specific allergens. This test can identify a range of allergens, including food and environmental triggers, without direct exposure to the allergen.

Allergy Treatment Options

Allergen Immunotherapy:

  • Immunotherapy, commonly referred to as allergy shots, is a medical treatment that involves administering gradually increasing doses of allergens to a patient to help them build up a resistance to specific allergens. This treatment is particularly effective in combating environmental allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, which can cause a range of allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rashes. Allergy shots are usually administered over a period of several months or years, depending on the severity of the patient’s allergies and their response to the treatment. The goal of this treatment is to reduce the severity of allergy symptoms, and in some cases, eliminate them altogether.
  • Process: Small, controlled exposure to these allergens over time can change the way your immune system responds to them, potentially reducing your allergy symptoms significantly. The treatment usually spans several years to achieve the best results and may lead to long-lasting relief.


Sublingual Allergy Treatment:

  • Allergen-specific drops are a form of immunotherapy that can be used to treat allergies. These drops are placed under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the allergen-specific proteins in the drops interact with the immune system to help it become desensitized to the allergen. This therapy helps to train the immune system to tolerate allergens more effectively, which can reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms over time. This is a user-friendly and needle-free option particularly suited for patients who prefer to avoid injections. Overall, allergen-specific drops are a safe and effective way to manage allergies for many people. If you are interested in this treatment option, you should talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.
  • Method: Allergen-specific drops are placed under your tongue, where they are absorbed into your bloodstream. This method trains your immune system to tolerate allergens more effectively and is especially convenient for ongoing, at-home treatment.

Additional Services

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy: This supplemental treatment can enhance your immune system’s overall health and resilience.

  • Tailored vitamin and mineral formulations are administered intravenously to boost your nutritional status, which can help support your body’s immune response and overall well-being, particularly beneficial for patients with chronic allergies.

Booking Your Consultation

If you are looking for an allergist near you, schedule a consultation for allergy testing at our Garden City office in Long Island to get started on your path to relief and take the first step towards a life free from allergy symptoms. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with the highest standard of allergy care.

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