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Testing for allergies on a males marked arm.
“The allergy testing process and at home allergy drops is fabulous!!!
I noticed an improvement within two weeks and now have complete symptom relief
…Cynthia W.

Allergy Testing

Do Your Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Sinus Infections, or Eczema Have You Bogged Down With No Relief In Sight?

Is the Expensive Bagful of Medications You're Using Offering Little or No Relief?
Call Elite Allergy and Asthma Clinic (EAAC), and schedule a consultation and allergy skin testing.
EAAC offers testing for the following allergies:
  • 40 different foods
  • 60 different weeds, trees, grasses, molds and animals
What Method of Skin Testing do We Use?
Elite Allergy and Asthma Clinic uses a painless skin testing method referred to as scratch testing. EAAC switched to this method 25 years ago from the painful shots method that many other allergy offices still use for one simple reason…shots HURT! This makes the EAAC method a much better alternative for both children as well as adults who don’t like needles.
How Does Our Skin Testing Work?
Arm with marked areas for allergy testing.
The process of skin testing begins by sanitizing both forearms of the patient with alcohol wipes. Sterile plastic paddles containing the allergens are then gently placed onto the patients arms.

The patient’s immune system may react to the things they are allergic by causing a red, raised bump similar to a mosquito bite. Fifteen minutes later and it’s time to read the results.
How Accurate is Allergy Skin Testing?
As it turns out, not nearly as accurately as most allergists are willing to share with their patients. Allergy testing, using any method, has its limitations as far as its accuracy, and in many cases being rather significant.

Results may show a reaction to a substance for which the patient really has no allergy (False positive). Even worse is when patients don’t test positive to a specific allergen when skin tested, but in reality when they breath it into their nose, they experience severe symptoms (False negative).
Middle age woman blowing nose.
Beyond the age of 60, the immune systems weaken and become even less reactive to allergy testing of any type. Consequently, we can never be 100% certain as to what the patient is allergic to.

Skin testing does not provide a perfect thumbprint as to what patients are allergic to. Nor does blood testing. Au contraire. At it’s best, it can ONLY provide a GENERAL idea as to what people are allergic.
What Problem Can Arise From Inaccurate Results Obtained With Allergy Testing?
The problem arises in offices that only treat in their shots or drops, for the things that their patients tested positive for on a skin or blood test. That isn’t good to do if you want to make sure that you are treating patients for all of their allergies and not just for some of them.

An example of the dangers that lurk when allergists only treat for what a patient tests positive for on a skin test is very easy to understand when one looks at a case of an actual patient our allergist saw in the office several years ago.
Case Study

An example of the dangers that lurk when allergists only treat for what a patient tests positive for on a skin test is very easy to understand when one looks at a case of an actual patient our allergist saw in the office several years ago.

The patient was a 35 year-old female who was a realtor in North Scottsdale. She had numerous life threatening asthmatic reactions to cats. If she went into a home where there were or had been cats, her windpipe would quickly swell shut. In dozens of cases, she was forced to inject herself with an Epi-Pen in order to save her life.

When the patient was skin tested, she tested quite positive to numerous different things, but NOT to cats. She was stunned by this news given her numerous life threatening reactions to cats. She found comfort, however,  in knowing how we treat totally different, and better, than most all other allergists in the Valley and throughout the country.
What is the Unique Method That Elite Allergy and Asthma Clinic Uses for Treating Their Patients and
Why is it Far More Effective Than How Most All Other Allergists Treat Their Patients?
Our Allergist here at EAAC compensates for the relative inaccuracy of allergy testing by treating for EVERYTHING. By everything, we mean we treat ALL of our patients with the same comprehensive mix of the 170 most allergic weeds, trees, grasses, molds, and animals in the World. By doing this we eliminate the possibility that any of our patients will NOT be treated for ALL of their allergies.

Many offices tout how they provide individualized treatment for their allergies by “tailor making” their treatment by only treating them for what they test positive for on allergy testing. That is great when having a business suit “tailor-made”, but not so much when treating patients’ allergies. Unfortunately for their patient’s sake, tailor making allergy treatment is precisely what NOT to do if you want your patients to be treated for everything to which they are allergic.
An additional benefit to using our method is that by treating for so many different allergens outside of where the patient actually lives it enables them to literally travel anywhere in the world with full confidence that they are fully protected from allergies.

In Arizona, allergy patients seen at most allergy offices (90%+) may be very disappointed to know that they are only being treated for allergens in the Desert Southwest.
Mother holding child overlooking lake in Europe.
Perhaps even more bothersome is that if they leave the Desert Southwest for business or leisure, they will be vulnerable to suffering from significant allergy related symptoms since their treatment does not protect them in those areas like our treatment does.

As it turns out, being treated for 170 allergens gives you a much better chance of doing well than only 5-20. My professional athletes, business travelers and people like the rest of us that just like to travel, revel in the fact that they can go anywhere when using our drops without fear.

The only downside to treating for so many allergens is that it is substantially more expensive for us to create. A bottle of allergy concentrate that we use to make the drops can fit in the palm of your hand and costs us $7,000. In spite of this we continue to provide a superior product at a better price than other offices. The cost is inconsequential to us, as our only concern is to provide the very best product and outcome for each and every one of our patients. We do not pass these higher supply costs onto our patients, nor has our Allergist increased the price for the allergy drops in the 27+ years providing them.