Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing
Allergy Testing services offered in Copperfield, Houston, TX

When you can’t manage sneezing, itchy eyes, or other persistent allergy symptoms on your own, you need comprehensive allergy care. At Copperfield Family Clinic in Houston, Texas, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi, FNP, DNP, specializes in allergy testing services for adults and children with seasonal or chronic allergies. Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi customizes an immunotherapy plan to relieve existing allergy symptoms and prevent new symptoms from developing. She can also test for and treat allergy-triggered asthma symptoms. Call the office to schedule an allergy testing appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Allergy Testing Q & A

What is allergy testing?

Allergy testing is an effective way to identify substances in your environment that trigger allergy symptoms. By understanding your triggers, you can take precautions to avoid them.

Copperfield Family Clinic offers on-site allergy testing for adults and children. As an experienced family nurse practitioner, Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can identify the cause of allergies and help you manage your symptoms. 

When should I consider allergy testing?

You should consider the allergy testing services available at Copperfield Family Clinic if you experience seasonal or chronic allergy symptoms such as:

  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Skin hives

Exposure to environmental allergens can also trigger an asthma attack in those with asthma. Schedule allergy testing if you experience wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing when you encounter allergy triggers.

If your symptoms relate to an upper respiratory infection instead of asthma or allergies, you may need additional lab testing to confirm the infection. Antibiotic prescriptions are available to clear the infection, and Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can recommend therapies to feel better.

What happens during allergy testing?

Copperfield Family Clinic provides skin allergy tests in-office to identify allergy triggers. Testing involves pricking your skin with potential allergens like pet dander, mold, and pollen. If you have an allergy, your skin produces a red, itchy bump.

Other tests include:


Patch testing

Patch testing works similarly to skin prick testing, except you wear the patch for a specific amount of time to see if any allergens trigger an allergic response.


Lung function tests

Lung function tests can determine if you have asthma that requires treatment. Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi can evaluate your lung function during a noninvasive breathing test.

Based on the results of your tests, she customizes a care plan to relieve your existing symptoms and keep allergies and asthma under control in the long term. Dr. Regina Ottan-Obi specializes in immunotherapy (allergy shots) to treat seasonal and chronic allergies.

Immunotherapy involves regular injections of small amounts of known allergens to reduce your immune system response. Over time, this therapy prevents allergens from triggering symptoms.

If you have asthma, you may need oral or inhaled medications to reduce inflammation in your airways so you can breathe easily.

Call Copperfield Family Clinic to schedule allergy testing or book an appointment online today.