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Allergy Blood Testing in San Antonio

Allergy blood testing offers an alternative diagnostic method for individuals who cannot undergo skin testing yet still exhibit symptoms of allergic reactions to environmental triggers. Blood tests can provide valuable information about allergic sensitivities, and are...

Allergy drops (sublingual)

Allergy drops, or sometimes called Sublingual Immunotherapy (or SLIT), is a form of immunotherapy in which drops or tablets of an allergen can be placed under the tongue in order to develop tolerance. This option is generally best for those with allergies to a...

Allergy shots

There are two types of immunotherapy buildups, commonly called Allergy shots, we use at Juniper Allergy, Traditional and Cluster Immunotherapy. Based on the results of skin prick testing, Dr. Amanda Trott-Gregorio and her staff will make a unique cocktail of allergens...

Asthma/COPD testing

In order to test for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), pulmonary function testing with and without treatment is critical in determining whether or not there is evidence of bronchopulmonary disease. This involves taking deep breaths and breathing...

Biologics

Biologics are a broad class of drugs that differ from some classic medications that we are more familiar with, such as Aspirin.  For an in depth explanation, see the following FDA website....

Blood testing

In the setting of allergies, blood testing can be performed to look for specific IgE immunoglobulins (or antibodies) to certain allergens. This modality is most often used for allergies to insects and foods, as it tends to be less sensitive and specific in those with...

Cluster immunotherapy

An alternate option to Traditional Immunotherapy is Cluster Immunotherapy. Although the principle is exactly the same, the main difference is that you receive multiple rounds of shots on each visit (once a week) during your induction phase. Ideally, this allows you to...

Drug Allergy Testing in San Antonio

Drug allergy testing is crucial as it helps identify specific medications that trigger adverse reactions, ensuring safer and more effective treatment options while minimizing the risk of severe allergic responses.  It helps doctors customize treatments and avoid risky...

Food allergy testing

If there is suspicion of an allergy to food(s), either skin prick testing or blood testing can be initially performed (It should be noted that in order to reduce the possibility of false negatives, the patient must be off antihistamines for 5 days prior to testing)....

Oral Food Challenge Test

Navigating food allergies can bring anxiety about eating away from the safety of home. The risk of accidental ingestion and subsequent severe reactions makes food avoidance challenging. At Juniper Allergy, we provide a secure and professional setting for conducting...

Patch testing

This type of test is most often used in an Allergy clinic in order to determine a specific allergen that might be a causative agent of Contact Dermatitis. It is non-invasive, and involves the patient wearing a skin patch that contains numerous allergens (approximately...

Patch Testing

Dermatologists and allergy specialists use patch testing to determine if specific substances cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. During this test, small amounts of various substances are applied to the skin and covered with patches, which are left in place...

Pet allergy testing

Although some commonly think that one tends to be allergic to the hair of a shedding pet, the primary causative allergic agents are the proteins that we come into contact with from the dead skin cells of a pet (GROSS!). The best way to test for allergies to your pets...

Skin testing

Skin testing involves placement of a droplet of liquid allergen on skin with a piece of plastic that is gently pressed into the skin. This is done on the back, is not painful, and does not involve needles. Each plastic piece is attached to 7 other plastic pieces, so...

Stinging insect allergy testing

In all patients who have had allergic symptoms and/or anaphylaxis after being stung by an insect, a good history is vital. If further testing is needed, skin testing can be performed for fire ants, one of the most common culprits. Blood testing for IgE to yellow...

Traditional immunotherapy

After skin prick testing and your allergy vials are made, one option, if so desired, is to undergo Traditional Allergy Immunotherapy. During the induction phase, one starts out receiving one shot (up to four) composed of a cocktail of all allergens that showed initial...