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Testing Information & Scheduling
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
The diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases requires a cooperative
relationship between the patient, the physician, and his allergy nursing
Since the treatment of allergic diseases involves continuous therapy
and re-evaluation over a minimum period of three years, the patient
should be fully aware of this before entering into this program.
The complete allergy evaluation consists of a detailed history, physical
examination, and any diagnostic laboratory tests that may be indicated
by the physician.
The initial allergy testing, which is done on two mornings, includes
pollens (weeds, grasses, and trees), house dusts, and the airborne mold
spores. At least ten of the most common foods are also tested.
Using an escalated dose schedule, a maintenance level is obtained in
six to ten weeks. Special instructions and detailed lists will be given
for any foods that are to be eliminated from the diet.
A routine re-evaluation will be done approximately every
three months during the first year of treatment. As the seasons change,
so does the patient's sensitivity. Adjustments in the treatment doses
will be needed for optimal relief of symptoms.
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