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 was pleasantly surprised with my visit. I don't know what I expected but the Doctor was very thorough and asked many questions, which I loved. He did seem concerned and wanted to cover all my concerns. The front desk staff was ok. Overall I had a great experience.
Dr. John has been my doctor for four plus years and he always provides the best care for whatever is it that I need. The visits are extremely accommodating and the in person appointments are always efficient and quick. Very clean and spacious office as well. The staff are always welcoming. Thank you so much for all that you do for me!!
Great provider. Listens to all concerns and orders necessary tests. Always punctual. And has a great bedside manner. Have been their patient for the past five years. Highly recommend.
He explained to my husband and myself what we were facing. Also, his personality and bedside manner was superb. Not worried about this procedure at this time. Just waiting to have it scheduled. Office staff up front were caring and polite. Just be glad when all is done and over.
Dr John has been my Cardiologist for many years. He never acts hurried to move me along. The care I have gotten is exceptional!
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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.