Do You Have Allergies? Here’s a Quick Test

Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test?

Allergies cause a wide range of maladies. Have you had an allergy test?

This time of year, allergies can cause all kinds of problems. More than 25% of Americans suffer from allergies to environmental factors from pollen to dust to mold to pet dander. Allergies are to blame for all kinds of symptoms including headaches, sinus infections, rashes, chronic cough, wheezing, eye problems and MANY more.

So how do you know if you have allergies? Discovery starts with this simple score sheet. For each item below, answer 0 for no symptoms to 5 for severe symptoms. If you score a 2 or higher on any question, we recommend you visit your healthcare provider and ask about an allergy evaluation, including a quick, painless skin test. (If your doctor doesn’t offer the skin test, click here. If you’re a doctor and want to offer the test for your patients, click here.) The test will tell you within just 15 minutes if you have allergies, and will reveal the triggers that cause your symptoms.

Nasal Discharge or sneezing         0 1 2 3 4 5

Watery or itchy eyes         0 1 2 3 4 5

Frequent sinus or ear infection         0 1 2 3 4 5

Frequent colds or sore throats         0 1 2 3 4 5

Wheezing or asthma         0 1 2 3 4 5

Cough         0 1 2 3 4 5

Poor memory or concentration         0 1 2 3 4 5

Hyperactivity         0 1 2 3 4 5

Itching, hives, eczema or skin irritations         0 1 2 3 4 5

Abdominal gas or cramping         0 1 2 3 4 5

Arthritis or muscle aching         0 1 2 3 4 5

Headache         0 1 2 3 4 5

The good news is that if you have allergies, there is an excellent treatment option — immunotherapy — because it doesn’t just cover up symptoms, it teaches your body to ignore the allergy triggers so the symptoms stop occurring. And immunotherapy in the form of allergy drops is appropriate for allergy sufferers of all ages, from children to seniors. So contact your provider or allervision.com today.

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