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Glen D. Cottrill, P.A. ● Denny C. Torres, P.A.
Information and Instructions for Allergy Testing
1. The diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease requires a cooperative relationship between the patient, the physician, and the nursing staff. The treatment of allergy involves continuous therapy and reevaluation over a minimum period of 2-3 years. Evaluation consists of a detailed history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests deemed necessary by the physician. Please complete the allergy questionnaire.
2. Testing is done Monday thru Thursday mornings between 7:45 and 9:30 and afternoons between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. You will be tested approximately one to two hours. You will see the allergy nurse and the test will begin promptly at your scheduled time. If you cannot keep the scheduled appointment, please notify our office at least 2 days in advance. Charges may be made if you fail to cancel your appointment. There are no child care facilities in our office. Please limit the number of visitors other than the patient.
3. Long-acting antihistamines such as Allegra, Zyrtec, and Claritin must not be taken for 7 days prior to testing. Benadryl and prescription nasal sprays may be taken up to 72 hours prior. Tranquilizers, cough medications, aspirin, and ibuprofen must be stopped 48 hours before the test. Afrin nasal spray may be used until 6 hours prior to testing.
4. Make certain you eat lunch before your appointment. No change in diet is necessary. No eating or drinking is allowed in the testing room in accordance with health and safety regulations.
5. Please wear short, loose fitting sleeves (a T-shirt works well.) 6. If you are running a fever or have had an attack of asthma, testing should be 7. If you are found to be allergic, your treatment will consist of weekly injections. These may be given at our office or your primary care physician’s office. You are not permitted to self administer injections.
8. Using a schedule, a maintenance dose is usually obtained in six to eight months. Injections are formulated in 7-weekly dose increments with each successive dose slightly stronger than the previous.
9. A routine reevaluation by a nurse will be done approximately every three months during the first year. The purpose for this is that as seasons change so does a patient’s sensitivity. Adjustments in the treatment doses will be needed to optimize relief and minimize any negative reaction. You will also require a yearly examination by one of our providers.
10. If an unusual symptom such as coughing, hives, severe itching, and/or sneezing, or shortness of breath occur after the allergy testing, please contact our office immediately.
11. Injections will be administered Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 12. If your are having symptoms, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our providers prior to the date of your usual injection dose.


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