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Allergy Testing and Treatment

An allergy is an abnormal autoimmune response to a normal stimulus. Some allergies may be seasonal, but others may cause year-round reactions. Common allergens are mold, dust, pollens, animal dander, airborne pollutants, and foods like milk, soy, eggs, and corn.

Our Allergy Clinic

What is Allergy Testing?

Various allergens are condensed into a serum that is put into the skin to test for a reaction. Based on the size of your reaction to the serum, you will be positive or negative for that allergy. Some reactions are bigger than others and that tells us how sensitive you are to certain allergens.

How do you test for allergies?

Our allergy nurses start with a “scratch test” or pin prick test done on your forearm. This is typically the only method we use on children 18 and under. A tiny abrasion is made to the top layer of the skin and the allergen serum is introduced to measure reaction. If this testing is not enough, an intra-dermal test may be conducted on the upper arm where serum is introduced just below the first layer of skin and reaction is measured for here.

How do you treat allergies if I am allergic?

If you are positive for environmental allergies (mold, dust, pollen, animal dander, etc.) we can treat you with a process called immunotherapy. Serums (called antigens) are made at just the right dose based on your reactions and then you either get allergy shots or consume drops under your tongue (sublingual therapy) to gradually build up your body’s tolerance to the allergen. Over time, your body may stop producing the allergic response and you may stop having symptoms related to this, such as decreased sneezing, itching, running nose, etc.

What about Food Allergies?

Allergies to foods are best managed by avoiding the food you are allergic to. Knowing which foods to avoid can be established with the allergy testing. Our allergy clan discuss dietary strategies to avoid the foods you may be allergic to. Talk to our allergy nurses to learn more.

How long will I need to take the shots or drops for them to work?

Patients usually see a positive response within the first 12 months of starting therapy.  You may stay on the regimen for an average of 3-5 years. 

Why choose immunotherapy?

For many patients, allergies can be controlled with the use of allergy medications and avoidance. Other patients find they cannot avoid their allergens, have multiple allergens they react to and that allergy medications are just not enough. Many patients that have chronic sinus conditions like polyps or chronic ear infections find that immunotherapy is necessary in conjunction to working with their ENT provider to find relief. This is why our providers work with the allergy clinic to determine the best way to treat your specific allergy needs.

About Our Services

Do I need a referral to come see a Specialist?

The answer depends on your insurance plan. Some insurance companies require a referral from your primary care physician if you want them to process insurance with a specialist. Others allow you to go directly to a specialist for care. If you are unsure, call your insurance company and ask!

What if I don't have insurance coverage? Do you offer discounts for cash pay patients or financing?

We understand that health insurance is expensive, and many patients have either no coverage or a very high deductible plan. We do offer financing through Care Credit for health care costs you may incur through our office. Talk to one of our billing specialists to learn more.

“I had sinus surgery and continue to receive allergy treatment with ENT Consultants. I would rate my care with Beki, the PA and Dr. Medaris as above average!” 

-Sean

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We are here to serve you at our 5 different locations.  

Main Location
2727 S. 144th Street
Suite #250
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 778-5250

Mid Town Location
4242 Farnam St
Suite #265,
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: (402) 778-5250

Bellevue Location
2510 Bellevue Medical Center Dr
Suite #145,
Bellevue, NE 68123
Phone: (402) 778-5250

Blair Location
812 N. 22nd Street
Blair, NE 68008 
Phone: (402) 778-5250

Harlan Location
1213 Garfield Ave.
Harlan, IA 51537-2057
Phone: (800) 383-3021

Main Office

2727 S 144th St #250, Omaha, NE 68144

Main Office
2727 S 144th St #250, Omaha, NE 68144, USA

2727 S 144th St #250, Omaha, NE 68144

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Doctors Building North Tower

4242 Farnam St #265, Omaha, NE 68131

Doctors Building North Tower
4242 Farnam St #265, Omaha, NE 68131, USA

4242 Farnam St #265, Omaha, NE 68131

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Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue Medical Center
2510 Bellevue Medical Center Dr #145, Bellevue, NE 68123, USA
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Blair Community Hospital

810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA

Blair Community Hospital
810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA

810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA810 N 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008, USA

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Myrtue Memorial Hospital

1213 Garfield Ave, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

Myrtue Memorial Hospital
1213 Garfield Ave, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

1213 Garfield Ave, Harlan, IA 51537, USA

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(402) 778-5250

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2727 South 144th St
Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68144

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