Allergies

 

 

Trusted Allergists in Sterling, Leesburg and Purcellville

At Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, our trained physicians can address your concerns and answer your questions about allergic disorders in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA. There are a wide variety of allergy treatment options that can help ease your annoying allergies.  Patients know that when their allergy symptoms get out of control, they can count on us for fast and effective responses about their allergies in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville.

It is unknown why some substances may trigger allergies for certain people, and why some people develop an allergic reaction to certain substances. A family history of allergies is the single most important factor that predisposes a person to develop specific allergies.

Allergy, Allergies in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA

 

 

Allergy Testing

Allergy skin testing (also called prick or scratch testing) is an in office procedure that can determine what environmental or food allergies you (your child) has. A skin test is a common way to determine what is causing your offending allergy symptoms in Sterling, Leesburg, or Purcellville.

Allergy skin testing is the most common form of allergy testing and is relatively painless. A very small amount of certain allergens is put into your skin by making a small scratch or "prick" on the surface of your skin with a plastic device. If you have an allergy, swelling will occur where the affecting allergen was introduced. If you are allergic to pollen but are not allergic to cats, only the offending allergy will cause a reaction within about 15 minutes. If your allergy skin testing is negative but we still suspect that you might have allergies, we can use additional tests which will insert a small amount of allergens into the skin.

 

 
Allergy Testing, Allergies in Sterling, Leesburg, and Purcellville, VA

 

 

 

Allergy Treatment

Our team of board-certified adult and pediatric allergy physicians consists of Dr. Daghigh, Dr. Thai-Kemprowski, and Dr. Sharif. With many years of experience, our goal is to provide high-quality allergy and immunology health care in an efficient and timely manner. Discover the difference that allergy treatment in Sterling, Leesburg, or Purcellville can make!