Your eyes are itchy and watery. You can’t stop sneezing and your nose won’t stop running. You’ve developed a rash or broken out in hives. Does this sound like you?
You may be in need of allergy testing! 1 in 5 people living in the United States has an allergy or asthma symptoms.
When you have an allergy, your immune system reacts to certain substances in the environment. These substances are known as allergens and are usually harmless and do not cause a reaction in people.
Examples of allergens include pollen, mold, animal hair, and bee sting, just to name a few. You may also be allergic to materials such as latex or isocyanates (used in the production of plastics, polyurethane, foams, and electrical wire insulation).
You are at a higher risk of developing an allergy if you have asthma or have a family history of asthma or allergies. How severe your symptoms will be varies from person to person. Some symptoms may be minor, while others may be life threatening. Most allergies cannot be cured.
However, once you confirm you do have an allergy, you can take the proper precautions to avoid that allergen and/or take medications to alleviate reactions.
Did you know that most health insurance plans do not cover allergy testing in their plans? Don’t worry, it’s ok. This is where Personalabs comes in, offering you cheap allergy tests at competitive prices. There are many Allergen Profiles to choose from including allergens found in the environment, in food and certain materials. Purchase your test today to uncover what triggers your allergy symptoms and can help you seek the best form of treatment.