Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute

Complete ALLERGY
TESTING & TREATMENT

Discover Complete Allergy Testing and Treatment at Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute

Welcome to Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute, where advanced care and testing meets compassionate treatments for all your allergy, asthma, and sinus needs. Understanding the root cause of allergic reactions is crucial to managing and alleviating your symptoms, and that’s where our specialized allergy testing comes into play.

What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your immune system reacts to a substance in contact with your skin, recognizing it as a foreign threat. This reaction can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms, impacting your daily life and well-being.

Symptoms to Look For:

  • A red, itchy rash with potential bumps and blisters
  • Severe itching that demands attention
  • Dry, scaling skin which might crack over time
  • Swelling, tenderness, or a burning sensation in affected areas

Allergy testing is an important step in diagnosing and crafting a personalized treatment plan for patients. While many are familiar with traditional testing methods like skin prick tests or blood analyses, at Relief, we offer a unique and non-invasive option: patch testing. This method is especially effective for identifying allergic contact dermatitis, a common yet often misunderstood condition.

The Patch Testing Process

Our patch testing method stands out because it’s needle-free, offering a comfortable experience, particularly for children and adults who might be anxious about traditional testing methods.

Here’s what to expect during a patch test at Relief:

Application: Small patches imbued with potential allergens are gently placed on your back. These patches are left in place, typically for 48 hours, to allow time for any reactions to occur.

Observation: After the designated period, the patches are removed, and your skin is evaluated for any reactions. This assessment helps our specialists pinpoint the exact substances causing your allergic contact dermatitis.

Follow-Up: Based on your test results, our team provides personalized advice on how to avoid the identified allergens and discusses potential treatments to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Why Choose Relief for Your Allergy Testing?

At Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute, we pride ourselves on our patient-centric approach. We understand that dealing with allergies can be challenging, which is why we’re dedicated to providing precise diagnostics and customized treatments. Our patch testing service is just one of the many ways we’re committed to helping you and your family find relief from allergy symptoms.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis or if you’re seeking comprehensive allergy testing and care, look no further than Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute. Our team is ready to guide you toward a clearer, more comfortable life. With locations all over Illinois, including St. Charles, Carol Stream, Elgin, Sycamore, Algonquin, Deer Park, and more locations coming soon, we are your local source for RELIEF!

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for patch testing or contact us today. Your journey to relief and recovery starts here, at Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute.