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Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy

NOW AVAILABLE at Hillside!

If you are experiencing symptoms like itchy/watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose, congestion, frequent ear infections, sore/itchy throat, asthma, wheezing, coughing, chronic bronchitis, itchy skin, rashes or hives, etc. allergies might be the cause.

Allergy Testing

The AllergiEnd® test is needle-free and virtually pain free — and safe for even very young children (preferably 5 year and older)

  • Results are available in fifteen to twenty minutes, no waiting for lab tests to come back

Environmental Allergens - 72 panel

Non-invasive & essentially pain free!


Grasses Pollinate in late summer to early fall, like Bermuda grass, Johnson grass, and 5-Grass.


Weeds can trigger symptoms in early fall through the winter and include Ragweed, Mugwort, Cocklebur, and Dock Sorrell.


Trees pollinate in early spring and summer, and Birch, Sycamore, Hickory, and Poplar trees are common triggers.

Indoor Allergens

Indoor allergens can impact allergy sufferers all year round and include things like cat and dog dander, dust mites, and cockroaches.


Another year-long allergic trigger can be mold, including species like Alternaria, Aspergillus, and Cladosporium.

Treatment: Immunotherapy

What is Allergen Immunotherapy?

Allergen immunotherapy is the repeated administration of specific allergens to patients with IgE-mediated conditions to protect against the allergic symptoms and inflammatory reactions associated with natural exposure to these allergens. The exact mechanism of action is unknown but may involve an increase in allergen-specific IgG antibodies, in particular IgG4, a decrease in IgE synthesis, and an alteration in T-lymphocyte activity.

In other words, immunotherapy is the prevention or treatment of disease with substances that stimulate the immune response. Allergen immunotherapy is a form of long-term treatment for people living with allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, conjunctivitis (eye allergy), or atopic dermatitis. Allergen immunotherapy is also known as allergy shots, desensitization, or hyposensitization.

There are two methods of immunotherapy:

Additional allergen testing which are not covered under traditional allergy testing are available upon request (needs to be special ordered )(self pay only - call at 770-485-0031 for price)

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