An allergic reaction takes place when your immune system mistakenly identifies a harmless substance as a threat and takes excessive defensive action.
Allergy symptoms can make you feel awful. It can make it difficult for you to function at work or school and affect daily activities with your friends and family. Ongoing allergy can also be linked to asthma.
How do I know if I have an allergy?
A big part of allergy diagnosis is the history of your symptoms. Blood tests and skin prick tests, in which the immune system is exposed to suspected allergens to trigger a reaction, help with diagnosis.
If you think that you may have an allergy or are not sure what causes your allergy, speak to one of our trained pharmacists today to get an accurate diagnosis and find the right treatment. Understanding your condition will help you to manage your symptoms effectively.
Which Allergens Are Included?
|Bahia grass||Bermuda grass|
|Common reed||Timothy grass|
|Beech pollen||Date Palm|
|Mountain cedar||Mulberry tree|
|London plane tree||Olive|
|Silver birch||Sugi pollen|
|Paper mulberry||Tree of heaven|
|Annual mercury pollen||Wall pellitory|
|Djungarian hamster||Guinea pig|
|American house dust mite||European house dust mite|
|Acarus siro||Blomia tropicalis|
|Glycyphagus domesticus||Tyrophagus putrescentiae|
Cereals & Seeds
|Corn, cereal||Corn flour|
|Pumpkin seed||Sunflower seed|
|Atlantic herring||Brown shrimp|
|Scallop||Black tiger shrimp|
|Thornback ray||Venus clam|
|Egg white||Egg yolk|
|Camel's milk||Cow's milk|
|Goat's milk||Mare's milk|
Legumes And Nuts
|Alternaria alternata||Aspergillus fumigatus|
|Cladosporium herbarum||Penicilium chrysogenum|
|Malassezia sympodialis||Baker's yeast|
|Long-headed wasp venom||Paper wasp venom|
|Common wasp venom|
|Honey bee venom|
|American Cockroach||German Cockroach|
What treatment options are available to me?
While multiple treatments are available Over the Counter to help you manage your allergies, the root cause of the allergy is often left undiagnosed.
Our Allergy Test ‘n Treat Service provides you with a clinically robust allergy consultation service. We take a blood sample and test it for over 290 allergens, and offer prescription-strength treatments where appropriate.
When will I receive my results?
The results from the lab can take up to two weeks to arrive. Our pharmacist will contact you to conduct the post-test consultation to discuss your results and, if appropriate, offer treatment.
For more information, please contact your local Midway Pharmacy today or book an appointment below.