Do I have Pollen Allergies and Sensitivities?
- Do you notice dark circles under the eyes?
- Do you have watery eyes when outside?
- Do you have skin problems such as hives, eczema or rashes?
- Do you experience joint and muscle pain?
- Do you notice forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating?
- Do you have frequent colds?
- Do you experience post nasal drip?
- Do you experience sneezing, itchy eyes or nose?
- Do you have frequent sinus infections?
- Do you get frontal or facial headaches?
- Do you symptoms worsen when outside?
- Are your symptoms worse at a particular time of the year?
- Do you have heart irregularities in certain seasons of the year?
- Do you have severe fatigue when outside?
Environmental Health Center-Dallas uses the most accurate form of skin testing to determine if pollen allergies and sensitivities are responsible for your symptoms. We perform intradermal allergy testing with preservative free antigens to determine if pollen allergy or sensitivity is responsible for your symptoms. We use Primary and Regional Tree, Grass and Weed mixes for each designated area of the country. In addition we can perform individual skin testing and treatment for Cedar Mix, Pine, and Hackberry. We do individual skin testing for individual grasses such as Bahia. Our weed coverage is more complete as we perform additional weed testing for clover, ragweed, dandelion, and goldenrod.
We recognize that symptoms to a particular pollen can be very extensive at a particular time of the year, on particular days, and in particular areas. To negate this factor we offer individual testing with the creation of neutralizing booster shots for specific trees such as Mt. Cedar and Cedar Elm and for particular weeds such as ragweed.
Another important aspect of pollen allergy and sensitivity is its interactive response with food and with pollen of another family. These concomitant reactions and cross reactivity of pollens are very important to understand as they enable the complete treatment of pollen and food sensitivity. The understanding and treatment of concomitant allergic reactions to food which occur with increasing reactivity at particular times of the year can reduce food sensitivity, improve allergy treatment, and reduce immune system response.
Reactivity to a particular pollen in one family can cross react with pollen of another family and lead to increased sensitivity responses in both families. Recognition of these issues with corresponding treatment can be significant factors in a complete treatment program of pollen and food sensitivities.
Some plants produce offending organic chemicals called terpenes. The diagnostic skin testing and treatment of sensitivities to terpenes and insures that the allergy and sensitivity testing and treatment at the Environmental Health Center is superior. To ensure the patient that the Environmental Health Center-Dallas offers the most complete coverage of pollen allergies and sensitivities, we also skin test grass and grain smut (mold). Since we have a sterile accredited antigen production facility, personalized antigens can be created for testing and treatment of any flowering tree or particular weed, tree or grass which you provide us. This enables you, the patient, to have a comprehensive, individualized coverage of pollen offenders in your region and immediate area.
An added feature in the treatment of pollen allergies and sensitivities is that treatment follows a year round 4 day treatment schedule. This affords a more stable, continuous, and complete coverage for the pollen allergy sufferer.
The thorough evaluation and treatment of any and all offenders in your area establishes the Environmental Health Center-Dallas as the standard bearer in skin testing and treatment for pollen allergies.
How Are Pollen Allergies and Sensitivities Diagnosed?
- Initial History and Physical
- Blood Tests
- RAST, IgE, IgG
- Elisa/ACT – LRA
- CBC with Differential
- Intradermal Skin Testing
How Are Pollen Allergies and Sensitivities Treated?
- Immune Modulation
- Oxygen Therapy
- Environment Accommodating to Allergies and Sensitivities
- Air Purification
- Air Filtration
- Use of Pollen Masks.
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The Environmental Health Center-Dallas skin tests histamine and obtains a neutralizing dose for the natural substance produced by the mast cells in response to contact with allergens. The neutralizing dose is especially created for each individual from the skin testing results. The neutralizing dose is a safe and effective alternative to the use of anticholinergic drugs.
Let the Environmental Health Center-Dallas provide you with your antihistamine needs for allergy control.