drug allergy (penicillin, lidocaine, NSAIDs, etc.)
cough/post nasal drip
oral allergy syndrome
generalized itch (pruritus)
We provide environmental (pollens, molds, dust mites, pet dander), food, and drug skin testing, oral food challenges, drug desensitization, drug challenges, bee venom testing & shots (immunotherapy), inhalant environmental allergen shots (immunotherapy), breathing tests (pulmonary function testing), immunodeficiency evaluation & treatment, Xolair immunomodulatory (anti-IgE) asthma treatment, and environmental and food patch testing for rashes/contact sensitivities.
On initial consultation, Dr. Gupta will perform an extensive history and physical examination. In most cases of allergic conditions, the history is the key to diagnosis and treatment. Questions regarding your home and environment may elicit possible triggers that may be aggravating or contributing to your symptoms. Depending on the clinical situation, you may be further evaluated with skin testing or a breathing test on the same day of the initial visit. For this reason, we ask patients to hold any antihistamines 5 days before their scheduled initial consultation, as well as any inhaler medication the day of the appointment. As a general rule, the following medications must be stopped before your appointment because they may interfere with allergy skin testing:
Antihistamines: (Zyrtec (cetirizine)*Allegra (fexofenadine)*Claritin (loratadine) *Clarinex (desloratadine) *Xyzal (levocetirizine) *various over-the-counter cold/flu/allergy preparations may contain antihistamines & should be stopped as well.
- Stop 4 days before visit
Astelin: Stop 7 days before visit
Pepcid, Tagamet, Zantac: Stop 3 days before visit
Hydroxyzine (Atarax/Vistaril): Stop 7 days before visit
If you have any questions as to which medications to hold, double check with your pharmacist or our office before your appointment. Also, if you do use an inhaler, please bring it to your appointments
New Patient Forms
If you are a new patient, you can click on the links below and bring your completed initial encounter forms to expedite the check-in process. Also, bring a copy of our current, valid insurance card, any necessary referrals, and a driver's license, on the day of your initial appointment. If your insurance or demographic information has changed, please notify the office as soon as possible. Copayments, as well as any outstanding balances, are due at the time of your visit. The office accepts cash, checks, as well as all major credit cards.