Allergy Testing in West Bridgewater, MA
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what is Allergy Testing?
When your body detects a foreign substance, antibodies trigger the release of chemicals, like histamine. This reaction leads to an allergic reaction, like rashes, itching, swelling, or other undesirable effects. For most people, allergy symptoms are mild, but others experience chronic, severe, or life-threatening symptoms. Our lab experts at Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology in West Bridgewater, MA perform routine allergy testing. We typically offer blood tests or skin (scratch) tests to help board-certified internist Dr. John K. Terzian to identify which food or substance is causing your symptoms. Contact our team to schedule an appointment, and learn more about the allergy tests we offer.
what to expect from allergy testing
The easiest way to avoid complications is by reducing exposure to the known substances that trigger allergy attacks and the risk of severe reactions and anaphylaxis. Our allergy testing team conducts tests for food allergies, pets, hay fever, mold, dust, latex, mites, insects, allergies to medications, and more. Skin tests involve pricks to the skin to expose you to small amounts of proteins found in specific allergens that may reveal an allergy if it reacts with irritated, red, swollen bumps. We may perform an intradermal test, which introduces a small amount of the allergen solution by injecting it just under the skin in the dermal (second) layer. Blood tests require a blood sample to measure the amount of allergen-causing antibodies in the bloodstream. Our doctors will review your results and recommend treatment options, like medication or allergy shots.
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I arrived early but was welcomed and treated well. Received the attention I needed from the doctor and other people there. Got the consultation I needed and left much sooner than expected feeling comfortable with the diagnosis and recommendations. The visit went very well.
I get excellent, compassionate care here. My appointment is always on time. I’ve been a patient here for seven years. Very much appreciate the friendliness and courtesy of all the staff
Best primary care around and they’re always taking new patients! Dr.Terzian Ian very kind and always available when I have an issue I’d like to speak to my Dr. about!
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Alleviate Your Allergies
While allergies are very common among Americans, the cause isn't always known. If you or your loved one are experiencing chronic, severe, or even mild allergies, contact Bridgewater Primary Care & Cardiology in West Bridgewater, MA today. Our expert team can perform certain allergy tests to identify the specific allergen you are suffering from so you can get the treatment you need. Our team is accepting new allergy patients who have not been diagnosed or need a physician to help manage their condition. Please call and set up an appointment if you'd like to begin your allergy treatment, and get allergy relief today.