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Free Allergy Screenings March 19-21

Already affected by seasonal allergies? To help patients determine just what is causing their itchy eyes and runny noses, UC Health otolaryngologists are holding allergy screenings at their Clifton and West Chester offices this week. 

Date: 3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Katy Cosse

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This spring, UC Health Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery is offering free health screenings for a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions and problems.

From March 19-21, Patients can be tested for the most common allergens during free allergy screenings at UC Health Physicians Offices in Clifton and West Chester. 

The screenings will be held:
  • Tuesday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the UC Health Physicians Office - Clifton
  • Thursday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the UC Health Physicians Office North - West Chester.
Screenings are done by skin prick testing, in which a very small amount of the allergen is put into an indentation in the skin of the forearm. If a patient is sensitive to a specific allergen, he or she will experience a small amount of temporary swelling in that area.

Then, an allergy specialist can work with the patient to determine the best way to reduce and treat their symptoms. Treatment can include antihistamines, decongestants, prescription nasal corticosteroids and/or immunotherapy (allergy shots), all depending on the nature and severity of the allergic reaction.

To reserve an appointment, call 513-475-8400.