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MANHATTAN, NY, December 05, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Whether patients are allergic to environmental or household triggers, getting tested can often be irritating and painful. Dr. Richard Nass, ENT in Manhattan, works to eliminate the pain from typical skin testing by offering serum testing with mRAST. Instead of painful, potentially dangerous skin testing, patients can receive the allergy test with new serum testing.
When required, patients can also opt for allergic desensitization via "in-home" oral drops of their allergens (SLIT allergy desensitization) or traditional "in-office" allergy shots. Environmental controls and management are reviewed at length in concert with medications and the aforementioned desensitization.
"Allergies are a common problem, but many people are not actually allergic. To help test my patients for allergy triggers, I am happy to offer serum testing in place of skin testing that can often be painful and potentially dangerous for the patient. With this test, I can successfully offer my patients a look into what is causing their specific allergy so that I can offer them a successful treatment plan," said Dr. Richard Nass, Manhattan ENT.
Manhattan allergies are specific, exaggerated reaction to a particular substance, which are called allergens. Some common respiratory allergens are pollens, mold spores, house dust, and animal dander. Non-respiratory allergies include foods, insect bites/stings, and things with which people are in physical contact. An allergic reaction releases chemicals into the body, which in turn cause a person's symptoms to occur. For this reaction to occur, the person must be genetically predisposed and must have had previous contact with the specific allergen.
Serum allergy testing is the study of a person's allergic response using a blood sample, also known as a serum sample. This technique is an in-vitro technique, which means that it is performed in a laboratory and is outside the body of the individual. This is particularly helpful as it avoids the effects that the allergen will have on an allergic person if testing is done directly on the individual. Laboratory testing is also extremely accurate as each allergen can be introduced to one sample of the blood.
Dr. Richard Nass, ENT in Manhattan, NY encourages his patients to contact his office for further testing if they are experiencing allergy-like symptoms. With serum testing, Dr. Nass, Manhattan, NY ENT, can offer patients a safer alternative to skin testing for the best results.
About Dr. Richard Nass, M.D: Dr. Richard Nass is a solo practitioner with academic affiliation. He combines state of the art knowledge and technology with traditional, individualized attention for his patients, providing care for hearing loss, ear infections, sinus disease, and nasal problems, among others. Dr. Nass graduated from the NYU School of Medicine and completed both his general surgery internship and otolaryngology (ENT) residency at the NYU-Bellevue-Manhattan VA Hospital System. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of many professional organizations, and an Honorary Surgeon of the New York City Police Department.
Dr. Richard Nass
1430 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10021
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