Allergy Testing Specialist

Donald W. Burt, Jr., MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor located in Gilroy, CA

Allergies affect people of all ages and range from mild to utterly debilitating. Dr. Donald Burt, at his office in Gilroy, California, can help minimize your body’s allergic reactions to specific triggers. In some cases, He performs allergy testing and treatment diagnoses and treats allergy symptoms. As an ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Burt has vast experience in allergy therapies. Residents of Gilroy, California, can call his office to make an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Allergy Testing Q & A

What are Common Allergy Treatments?

Over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements may provide temporary relief from your symptoms. Allergy shots can desensitize you, over time, to the point of eliminating your allergy. All these needles and pills might be inconvenient and overwhelming. Fortunately, other options for treatment are available.

What are Alternative Ways to Treat Allergies?

Dr. Burt performs painless, no-needle allergy testing in his office. Results are ready in 20 minutes. You don’t have to undergo any needle pricks or skin scratching, which means no pain. The noninvasive test helps him diagnose the cause of your allergy and devise a personalized treatment plan.

What are the Most Revolutionary Ways to Treat Allergies?

Dr. Burt prescribes allergiMed allergy drops, which you place under your tongue with an eyedropper. This breakthrough allergy treatment is convenient and easy to do at home. You need far fewer office visits than for allergy shots or prescription pills. Plus, the drops are 90% effective at eliminating your allergies and allergy symptoms — for the rest of your life.

What Other Options are Available for Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment?

If the noninvasive, no-needle testing and allergy drops aren’t right for your allergy conditions, Dr. Burt provides various other tests and allergy shots:

  • RAST blood testing
  • Xolair® allergy shots
  • Skin endpoint testing
  • Lung function testing
  • Spirometry for asthma

What is Skin Endpoint Testing?

Skin endpoint testing, or titration, is a noninvasive method of testing the skin for allergies. Dr. Burt injects small amounts of diluted allergens into the skin. After 10 minutes, he examines the skin for a reaction.

What is RAST Blood Testing?

RAST stands for “radioallergosorbent.” It’s a blood test used to test for allergies. Dr. Burt, or a staff member, draws a sample of your blood and adds and the suspected allergen to your sample to determine possible reactions.

What is Spirometry?

If you come to Dr. Burt complaining of trouble breathing, he may order spirometry test. This standard test measures how well your lungs work. Specifically, how much air you can breathe in, how much air you can breathe out, and how fast you can exhale the air from your lungs.

The test involves sitting in a chair and breathing into a tube that’s attached to a machine. The machine measures the amount of air exhaled and the speed of your exhales.

Call Dr. Burt’s office to make an appointment for allergy testing or use the online booking tool.

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