When you are suffering from an allergy and need an allergy skin test McLean, Virginia doctors from Black & Kletz Allergy can help. For an immediate consultation with one of the leading allergy doctors in the area, please call our office today.
A Clinic for the Symptoms of Allergies in McLean VA
If this is your first time visiting an allergy clinic, you might not know what to expect. In the past, McLean VA allergy skin tests were often painful and long. Now, thanks to advancements in technology, these tests are mostly pain-free and most results can be given on the same day.
McLean VA residents can feel confident in knowing our clinic has the necessary experience to test, diagnose, manage, and treat common and uncommon allergies. To find relief, call Black & Kletz Allergy today.
What You Can Expect at Your Appointment
To diagnose your allergy, your doctor will ask you to spend between one and two hours at the clinic. A comprehensive review of your medical history and symptoms will be discussed followed by a physical exam.
Checking In at Our Clinic
As soon as you arrive, we ask that you check-in and complete our patient intake forms if you have not already done so. These forms cover a broad range of details and help our doctors to gain an in-depth understanding of your allergies, symptoms, patterns, and any other medical conditions. We can also gauge how your allergies may be affecting your overall life.
Followed by this, a friendly certified nurse or technician may take your vitals including your pulse, temperature, blood pressure, height, and weight.
Your allergist will meet with you to review the intake forms and go over any concerns you might have. Your nose, mouth, eyes, ears, skin, neck, and lungs may also be examined. Depending on what the doctor finds, the following tests may be ordered:
- CT scan
- Allergy skin test
- Pulmonary function test
- Blood test
After your tests have been completed, the allergy doctor may go over the results and help you to understand the diagnosis. Common diagnoses include:
- Food allergy
- Insect sting allergy
- Skin condition
- Hay fever
- Medication allergy
- Immune deficiency
Based on the results, a custom treatment plan will be developed. This may include medication, immunotherapy, and practical prevention education.
Follow Up Appointments
Before you leave Black & Kletz Allergy, you may need to schedule follow up appointments. We ask that you confirm whether or not this is necessary with our front desk. If you require special appointment times, please ask us about our evening and weekend slots.
Bringing Children to Our Allergy Clinic
If you are a parent of a child with allergies, it may be a good idea to bring with you a favorite toy or book. Should you be scheduling multiple children at the same time, having two adults at the appointment might be beneficial; however, this is not absolutely necessary. Rest assured, our clinic is very good with children of all ages and aim to make their visit as comfortable as possible.