Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy Services at Maya Medical

At Maya Medical, we understand the impact allergies can have on your daily life. That's why we offer comprehensive allergy testing and treatment services to help you regain control and find lasting relief.

The Impact Of Allergies

Allergy symptoms can make your days miserable and take a toll on your long-term health. They can even be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). Allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States, with 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children affected. In fact, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.

We now offer allergy testing and allergy shots!Please call us for more information.

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Take Control of Your Allergy Symptoms

If you experience any allergic symptoms, a simple skin allergy test and/or blood test can help you and your primary care provider make more informed decisions about your health. Common allergy symptoms include watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, rashes, hives, scratchy throat, coughing, congestion, stomach pain, and swelling of lips, tongue, and/or throat.

Understanding Allergens and Allergy Testing

Allergens are typically harmless substances present both inside and outside your living spaces. However, when your immune system misinterprets these allergens as potential threats, it creates specific antibodies known as immunoglobulin E (IgE). These antibodies, when produced, instigate allergic reactions. Through allergy testing, we can gauge the amount of IgE antibodies present in your bloodstream, determining if particular allergens trigger your reactions.
Skin prick test: This method introduces a minuscule amount of allergenic extract to your skin. A tiny prick allows the allergen to penetrate, and if you're allergic, your skin will show a reaction, such as redness or swelling.
Blood test (specific IgE test):By analyzing your blood, this test quantifies the specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies your immune system produces in reaction to certain allergens. Elevated levels indicate heightened sensitivity to the allergen in question.
Patch test: Primarily used to discern allergens causing contact dermatitis, this test involves applying small amounts of potential allergens on patches, which are then affixed to your skin. If you're allergic, the contact area will show a reaction after a specific period.
Challenge Test:Carried out under strict medical supervision, this test exposes you to a suspected allergen, be it a particular food or medication, to confirm or refute an allergic reaction. It's essential for pinpointing specific triggers when other tests might remain inconclusive.

Find Out What Is Causing Your Symptoms

Allergies affect as many as 30-40% of all people, but over-the-counter medicines like antihistamines might not help ease allergy symptoms. Whether you are exposed to pollens, certain foods, dust mites, pets, or mold, it’s important to understand what is causing your symptoms by performing allergy testing.

Magnifying Glass and Symptoms
Magnifying Glass and Symptoms
Question Mark and Allergen
Question Mark and Allergen
Allergy Skin Test
Allergy Skin Test
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Lab Test Tubes and Allergens
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Person with Reaction and Diagnosis
Medical Cross and Allergy Report
Medical Cross and Allergy Report

Get Answers About Your Allergies at Maya Medical

Getting answers about your allergies can start with your primary care provider like Dr. Chirag Patel at Maya Medical. Along with a physical exam and medical history, your provider can order a simple skin allergy to better understand your allergic triggers.

What is immunotherapy for allergies? It is a treatment that involves exposing the patient to small, increasing doses of an allergen to build up tolerance and reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms. Maya Medical offers allergen immunotherapy for various environmental allergies.
Environmental allergen immunotherapy has been proven successful for pollen allergies (including grass and ragweed), mold allergy, animal dander (including cat and dog allergies), house dust mite allergy, cockroach allergy, and insect venom hypersensitivity. Immunotherapy may also help prevent new allergies and stop the progression of allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis, eczema, and asthma.
There are two types of environmental allergen immunotherapy available at Maya Medical:Allergy shots (Subcutaneous Immunotherapy or SCIT): Shots are administered in a board-certified allergist’s office once or twice weekly, gradually increasing the allergen extract until a maintenance dose is reached.
Under-the-tongue tablets (Sublingual Immunotherapy or SLIT): Tablets are taken at home after the first dose is administered in the doctor's office. They are available for grass and ragweed pollen as well as house dust mites.
To determine if immunotherapy is the right treatment for you, consider the following questions:
Is the allergen one that is difficult to avoid exposure to in everyday life? Do your symptoms consistently interfere with daily activities? Have your symptoms been difficult to control with allergy medications? Do you have related conditions such as eczema, sinusitis, or asthma that complicate your allergies? Are you able to commit to the immunotherapy schedule?
At Maya Medical, our goal is to help you achieve significant improvement in your allergy symptoms within two months of starting treatment. We aim to identify the causes of your environmental allergies, address systemic inflammation, and provide relief from discomfort and inconvenience caused by allergy symptoms.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at Maya Medical using the following details:

We are dedicated to providing exceptional care and support throughout your allergy testing and treatment journey.

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Adriana TiperciucAdriana Tiperciuc
17:08 19 Apr 23
I am incredibly grateful to the nurse practitioner at Maya Family Clinic for helping with my medical care. From the moment I met her, I felt reassured by her professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach to care. She took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I wish there were more clinics like this around. They even have a lab and pharmacy within the building which saved me a lot of time and was very convenient.
Jessica BongJessica Bong
15:42 05 Apr 23
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Monica BhallaMonica Bhalla
23:28 03 Apr 23
Really fortunate to have access to care like this near me. Getting good care isn't easy these days and to have someone as knowledgeable and caring as Dr. Patel is great. Hopefully I never have to see a doctor, but if I do, I'm glad I have a great one near me.
20:44 02 Apr 23
I've recently had an emergency situation outside of office hours. Dr. Patel was able to address my issue over the phone and was able to see me the very next morning. I never feel rushed or just another number during my visits with him.
Down W. BrownDown W. Brown
15:08 11 Mar 23
Dr Patel and his staff are warm and personable. I’ve been coming here for a few years and never had anything to complain about. At end of the day you want a place where your care is personalized and feel like you’re being listened to. I’ve had that type of experience here and am happy with my doc!!!