Our partnership with Allergy Services of America, LLC (ASA) has enabled SHRHC to offer a complete spectrum of allergy testing and immunotherapy services to our patients. The clinic is a state of the art allergy testing facility, all testing and treatment will be performed in the allergy clinic located at:
Allergery Services of America (located within Seymour Hospital Rural Health Clinic)
201 Stadium Drive
Your physician may recommend allergy skin testing to identify specific allergens that are causing your symptoms. Skin testing is generally performed with allergen extracts to evaluate how the skin reacts to the allergen(s).
Over 50 million people in America suffer from allergies, and approximately 55 percent of all U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergens. Allergies can be managed using various treatment programs that are available today and will lead to a better quality of life. If you suspect that you may be suffering from allergies and your symptoms are recurring, contact your Primary Care Physician immediately.
Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for Immunotherapy (SCIT or SLIT).
This type of treatment is the only form of therapy that can lead to complete resolution of symptoms without medications and when administered to children, may prevent the development of further allergic disease.
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT), commonly known as “allergy shots,” is the most effective treatment available for symptoms caused by exposure to specific allergens including airborne allergens.
SCIT is administered by injection, gradually increasing doses of an allergen over a period of weeks or even months until the desired target dose is achieved.
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) is a type of immunotherapy that allows the patient to place drops of allergen extracts under their tongue.
Commonly known as “allergy drops,” SLIT is an alternative treatment for allergy shots. SLIT is painless and can be administered by the patient at home.
Katrina Dreyer is an LVN and is the allergy clinic specialist for our rural health clinic. Our allergy clinic is licensed through Allergy Services of America we offer environmental and food testing, they contract with the hospital and we provide allergy shots or drops for treatment. Referrals are needed for an appointment.