Allergy Conditions

Allergies affect people differently, making personalized care essential. At Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic, we assess your particular allergy and asthma symptoms and provide
specialized, comprehensive care and treatment to fit your needs.


  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Advice on skin care
    for allergic skin
  • Anesthesia
  • Atopic Dermatitis/
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Eosinophilic
  • Food Allergies
  • Insect Sting
  • Penicillin Allergies
  • Sinus Issues
  • Sinusitis


Allergy skin testing for pollens, dust, pet dander, venom (fire ant, wasp, hornet, bee) and foods

Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic can perform allergy tests to help reveal the “triggers” that cause your allergy symptoms. Many of the tests provide results on the same day. Once we have the results, we take the time to educate you on how the these “triggers” affect your body.

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Allergy shots (immunotherapy)

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, is a long-term treatment that decreases symptoms for many people with asthma and allergies. The shots decrease sensitivity to allergens and often leads to lasting relief of allergy symptoms, even after treatment is stopped.

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Advice on skin care for allergic skin

Good skin care starts with the basics which include bathing with lower pH soaps and using the right type of moisturizer.

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Allergy testing and Oral Challenges for Penicillin Allergies

Penicillins are used to treat infections caused by bacteria and work by killing the bacteria or preventing their growth. A penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to the antibiotic drug.

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Food Allergy Testing and Oral Challenges

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies affect four to six percent of children and four percent of adults.

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Patch testing for contact dermatitis

Patch testing helps us to determine the cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Small chambers filled with different chemicals are taped to the patient’s back for 48 hours.

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Biologics and other systemic therapies for severe eczema

Sometimes a topical therapy to treat itchy irritated skin is not enough, because the eczema is severe, and we need a systemic treatment that can treat many areas or the whole body.

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Watkins Allergy and Asthma Clinic can perform tests (including skin tests) to help reveal the source “triggers” that cause your allergy and asthma symptoms. We get you started on an effective treatment plan that allows you to control your symptoms and live a better life. Learn more about allergy testing here.

Allergy FAQ

I am a new patient and I’m interested in skin allergy testing. How long should I plan on being at the doctor’s office?

We know you value your time, so we do our best to expedite the process. But we also want to be thorough, so plan on about two hours for the skin allergy test.

What is skin allergy testing?

Skin allergy testing is an effective way to discover the source of your allergy and it offers same-day results. It involves using a disposable plastic device to prick the skin with a drop of allergen. It takes about 15-20 minutes for a result. A positive result will yield a wheal (red, itchy area) and surrounding redness. Sometimes if the skin pricks are negative, we perform intradermal skin testing (injected just below the skin) to individuals above the age of 10-years-old.

How much does skin allergy testing cost?

Skin allergy testing costs can vary with each insurance carrier. We can provide you with estimated pricing based off of your coverage rates. Additionally, should you be without insurance coverage, contact us for estimates.

What do allergy shots do?

Allergy and immunotherapy (or allergy shots) increases your tolerance to the allergens to which you are sensitive. 85 percent of patients with year-round allergies report improvement of their symptoms and less medication use while on allergy shots. Contact us today to find out how allergy immunotherapy can help you.

Isn’t there a blood test to look for allergies?

Yes, however the blood test can sometimes result in a false negative and you may still need to complete skin testing to find the source of your suffering. Plus, blood test results can take a few days while accurate skin test results come back during your clinic visit.

Are there any medications I should avoid prior to coming in for skin testing?

Yes, antihistamines should be avoided 4-5 days prior to your visit if you are going to be skin tested. Examples of common antihistamines and additional medications are listed on our new patient form. You can also contact Watkins Allergy and Asthma staff, and something will be happy to assist you with any other questions.

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