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Austin Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing at Martin's Wellness

If you live in Central Texas, you understand why some call Austin the “Allergy Capital of the World.” With our beautiful rolling hills and trees comes lots of allergens that can cause a variety of symptoms from a runny nose and watery eyes to trouble breathing and hives.

Types of allergies can include drug, food, insect, latex, mold, pet and pollen allergies. Pollen allergies are one of the most common triggers for seasonal allergies.

Get ahead of your allergy symptoms by understanding what your specific allergy triggers with allergy testing at our Dripping Springs Pharmacy. Testing is now done with a simple skin prick test instead of traditional allergy skin testing with multiple needle injections.

 

ALLERGY TESTING AT MARTIN'S WELLNESS

Make an appointment today and we’ll come up with a plan to combat your pesky seasonal allergies!

 

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Allergy Testing

The testing is done on ten allergens at a time and we will be able to do up to forty allergens if requested. We will start with the ten most common allergies in the Central Texas area.

Price is $10 per test with a minimum of 10 tests. Testing will be in increments of 10, so you can get 10 tests for $100, 20 tests for $200, 30 tests for $300 or 40 tests for $400.

 

Allergy Treatment

Allergy drop treatments include antihistamine medications, nose sprays, and allergy drops to teach your body to become immune to the allergens.

Allergy drops are customized for you based on your treatment plan and are made right here at the pharmacy. They are easy to use, safe, and more convenient than weekly allergy shots at your doctor’s office.

Treatment usually takes 3 to 5 years for your body to build a full immune response, so getting started now is the best way to begin getting relief from your symptoms.

Unfortunately, allergy drops are not covered by insurance.

 

Appointments

Appointments are available every 30 minutes for testing and/or consultations with a $100 non-refundable deposit that will be used towards the final amount owed.

 

Allergy FAQ

All oral allergy, cold, and sinus medications should be stopped 5 days prior to skin testing (including any over-the-counter medications and supplements).

• Sleep Medications (e.g., Tylenol PM)

• Tricyclic Antidepressants

• Anti-Anxiety Medications

• Stomach Acid Medications

• Prednisone (chronic use*)

*Chronic use ≥ 10mg/day for more than 2 weeks. If used chronically, stop 2 weeks prior to testing.

• Asthma Inhalers

• Pseudoephedrine

• Guaifenesin

• Dextromethorphan

• Nasal Sprays (Except Astelin, Patanase, Astepro, Dymista)

• Antibiotics

• Oral Contraceptives

The following is a list of medications that needs to be stopped before skin testing in order to obtain accurate results. If you are on an allergy medication and do not see it on the list please call us to be sure it is okay to continue taking it.

• Amitriptyline (Elavil)

• Clomipramine (Anafranil)

• Doxepin (Silenor)

• Imipramine (Tofranil)

• Trimipramine (Surmontil)

• Amoxapine (Asendin)

• Desipramine (Nopramin)

• Nortiptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl)

• Protriptyline (Vivactil)

• Maprotiline (Ludiomil)

• Mirtazapine (Remeron)

• Trazadone (Desyrel)

• Nefazadone (Serzone)

• Astepro/Astelin (Azelastine nasal spray)

• Dymista (Fluticasone/Azelastine nasal spray)

• Patanase (Olopatidine nasal spray)

*Please consult with your doctor before stopping any of these medications if you take them on a regular basis.

• Claritin (Loratidine)

• Allegra (Fexofenadine)

• Clarinex (Desloratidine)

• Periactin (Cyproheptadine)

• Quercetin

• Actifed, Dimetapp (Brompheniramine)

• Atarax, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)

• Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

• Chlortrimetron (Chlorpheniramine)

• Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine)

• Phenergan (Promethazine)

• Vitamin C

• All allergy eye drops OTC and RX (as tolerated)

• Zyrtec (Cetirizine)

• Compazine (Prochlorperazine)

• Xyzal (Levocetirizine)

• Tylenol PM (Acetaminophen & Diphenhydramine)

• Advil PM (Ibuprofen & Diphenhydramine)

• Tavist (Clemastine)

• Nettle (herbal medication)

• Singulair (Montelukast)

• Zyflo (Zileuton)

• Accolate (Zafirlukast)

• Reglan (Metoclopramide)

• Prevacid (Lansoprazole)

• Zantac (Ranitidine)

• Tagamet (Cimetidine)

• Pepcid (Famotidine) and Pepcid Complete

• Axid (Nizatidine)

• Protonix (Pantoprazole)

• Prilosec (Omeprazole)

• Nexium (Esomeprazole)

• Aciphex (Rabeprazole)

• Zegerid (Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate)

• Dexilant (Dexlansoprazole)

 

Allergy Drops FAQ

Yes! They are safe for kids starting at 2 years old.

Allergy testing costs $10/test. We can do up to 40 allergen tests ($400) and as little as 10 ($100).

Drops cost $250 for a 90 day supply and $450 for a 6 month supply.

Drops are taken once daily to help build up antibodies.

Total course of treatment can take anywhere from 3-5 years (allergy shot treatment takes 5-10 years in comparison), but after that most people are no longer suffering from allergies.

Yes, continue allergy medications for the first 6 weeks of starting allergy drop therapy (since people on treatment are giving themselves low doses of what they are allergic to). After 6 weeks, most people on average start seeing an improvement in symptoms and may taper medications to use as needed.