Allergy Testing at Texas Sinus and Snoring
At Texas Sinus and Snoring we offer allergy testing for seasonal allergies. Many seasonal allergy issues can lead to or be the root cause of sinus and snoring problems like allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, sinusitis, sinus pressure and sinus headache. It does no good to fix a sinus issue without fixing what is causing the sinus issue. As part of our mission for comprehensive care we believe allergy testing and treating your seasonal allergies are steps in the path to sinus health.
How Does Allergy Testing Work?
Allergy testing helps you identify what allergens are causing your sinus symptoms. Allergy testing can be done one of two ways, a blood test and a skin test.
Allergy Skin Test
Allergy Blood Test
Not used as often is an allergy blood test. We draw blood and then send it to a lab to check for allergen specific antibodies in your blood. Since this can change day to day, an allergy blood test isn’t quite as thorough as the skin test. This is why we typically only offer allergy skin testing at Texas Sinus & Snoring.
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Houston Allergy Season
The allergy season starts with tree pollen in January and extends in Houston to September because of our local areas short winter season. The common tree pollen producers in Houston include Cedar, Box Elder, Elm, Pine, Oak, Ash, Hackberry, Pecan, and Cedar Elm.
The next season after tree pollen is grass. For Houston, grass counts typically start to rise in March and begin to taper in July. The local common allergy-causing grass pollens include Timothy, Bermuda, Bahia, Orchard, Sweet vernal, Red top and some blue grass. The most common grass in Houston, St. Augustine, is luckily not highly allergenic.
The final allergy season of the year is ragweed which starts in mid-August and extends until the cool weather sets in.