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AR Texas Pediatrics is pleased to offer effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. An in-office Clinical Allergy Technician/Specialist (CAT/CAS) under the provider’s direct supervision performs the test, analysis and perform dilutions for immunotherapy treatments. A customized treatment program based on proprietary protocols provides the best individual patient treatment outcomes.
Are the testing and immunotherapy covered by insurance?
Yes, most insurance plans cover allergy testing and immunotherapy. We will verify insurance benefits prior to testing.
Is immunotherapy effective for children?
Yes, in addition to being 85% – 95% effective, allergen immunotherapy has been shown to prevent the development of asthma.
How long before I can expect to see my allergy symptoms improve on the immunotherapy treatment?
You may experience some symptom relief within the first year. Consult with your physician if you if you have not experienced symptom improvement within the first year of treatment.
How are specific allergens selected for immunotherapy?
Allergens are selected based on an assessment from your provider and also your reaction to specific seasonal and perennial allergens that you have been tested for.
How often will I see my provider to discuss my allergies?
You will have a visit with your physician to discuss the results of your allergy test and why IT is recommended. At three and six months of IT. Every six months from then on.
How can I benefit the most from my immunotherapy treatment?
Following your IT schedule and remaining compliant will help insure you get the most benefit from your immunotherapy program.
My allergy symptoms are only in the spring and summer. Can I receive my immunotherapy treatment just at that time?
Limiting your immunotherapy to just the spring and summer does not give your immune system time to adapt to allergens which cause you to have symptoms. Immunotherapy injections are required year-round to experience the long-term benefits.
Which allergens will I be tested for?
You will be tested for the most frequent geographically specific seasonal and perennial allergens in your area. You will be tested for dust mites, proteins from pet hair and dander, trees, grass and weed pollens, molds and cockroach allergens. UAS does not test or treat for food or stinging insect related allergies.
|AR Texas Pediatrics | 281-484-7619|
|11914 Astoria Blvd, Suite 450, Houston, 77089 TX|
|800 Bonaventure Way, Suite 133, Sugar Land, 77479 TX|