Allergy & Asthma Testing in Tampa, Florida



One of our primary services at Tampa Allergy Center - Jack Parrino MD in Tampa, Florida is prick and intradermal skin testing for allergies to inhalants, foods, and some medications. We also offer contact dermatitis patch testing to determine possible skin allergies to substances that cause rashes upon contact with skin. Skin testing for allergies involves applying a tiny sample of the suspected allergen to a portion of your skin to see how it reacts.
When appropriate, we also perform Spirometry testing for asthma where one blows forcefully into a device that measures airflow comparing results with normal subjects of the same age and sex. We also test for airborne inhalant allergens most commonly associated with allergic induced hay fever and asthma including:
  • Pollen from Trees, Grasses, and Weeds
  • Indoor & Outdoor Molds
  • Cat & Dog Dander
  • House Dust Mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Fleas
  • Feathers
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Allergy Shots & Immunotherapy

Allergy shots or immunotherapy is a form of treatment unique to allergists which is employed at Tampa Allergy Center - Jack Parrino MD as an additional therapy when avoidance measures and medications are not adequately controlling allergy symptoms. Immunotherapy will not cure allergies but will help your body develop a tolerance to inhaled allergens, resulting in a significant reduction in the severity, frequency, and duration of allergy symptoms with an associated decreased need for medications.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Food Allergies
A Food allergy is sometimes triggered by eye, ear, nose, throat, or respiratory/lung symptoms. Food allergies are not treated with allergy shots but rather with avoidance and appropriate medications. With our help, you will be able to determine your particular dietary allergies with a thorough historical evaluation of food triggers of allergy symptoms supplemented with appropriate diagnostic testing.
Get a diagnosis for your allergy today with help from Tampa Allergy Center - Jack Parrino MD in Tampa, FL at 813-877-0550.