You have been waiting all winter for the warm spring weather, but now that it is here, you are feeling terrible. Sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and even hives are taking away any enjoyment that you could have felt from the kiss of the sun and you don’t know why. Whether this is a new phenomenon or something you have struggled with for years, you owe it to your skin to undergo allergy testing for a number of allergens that may be contributing to your misery.
The Importance of Allergy Testing
You may have known for years that you had allergies, but it is surprising how many allergy sufferers have never been tested. Without knowing exactly what is setting off your allergic reaction, it is difficult, if not impossible, to avoid these substances. Not knowing what you are allergic to can also make it difficult to treat the symptoms of your allergies comprehensively. You may be taking unnecessary oral medication when a topical treatment would be more effective. What’s more, you may be keeping your allergen close to your skin without even knowing it.
Allergy Testing is Easier Than You Might Think
One of the reasons why it can be difficult to know the source of your allergic reaction is because each case is different. Some allergies are extremely fast-acting while others can take quite some time after contact to finally manifest symptoms. However, a quick and easy allergy testing session is an effective way to find the source of your troubles.
The Source of Your Allergies May Be Very Close
While you may only notice your allergies during the spring and summertime, your allergies may not be as a result of environmental factors at all. Certain articles of clothing, jewelry, or even lotion you only apply to your skin in warm weather may be the culprit. You won’t know for sure until you undergo allergy testing.
Do you want to solve the mystery of your allergies or treat a skin condition that is getting out of control? Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham is your destination for dermatology, laser hair removal, facial treatments, and so much more. Contact us today to schedule for allergy testing appointment!