Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Asthma

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  • At least one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies.The allergists at NGPG Allergy and Asthma are specifically trained to diagnose and treat a variety of allergic conditions.

    Conditions We Treat

    Nasal Conditions:

    • Hay fever
    • Sinus problems

    Lung Conditions:

    • Asthma

    Skin Conditions:

    • Eczema
    • Urticaria (hives)

    Allergies and Other Intolerances:

    About Immunodeficiency

    Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies such as peanut allergy or milk allergy and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen or various molds. Other allergies like cat allergies and dog allergies can cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and wheezing. Allergic skin conditions can cause a rash and itchy skin. We recognize that these symptoms can greatly affect a patient’s quality of life. At NGPG Allergy and Asthma, it is our goal to help you and your family achieve the health you need to enjoy life to the fullest.

    New Patient Information

    Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and make sure that you complete your New Patient information before your appointment via MyChart.  Click on the correct visit/appointment, Scroll down to Prepare for Visit and Click on Patient History.  Verify all Medical information, Demographics and answer the travel questionnaire.

    Please bring with you to the appointment:

    1. Drivers License or Photo ID
    2. Current Insurance Card
    3. Copay due (you can pay this via MyChart)
    4. All medications you are currently taking

    Your first appointment could take between 2-3 hours.  NO ANTIHISTAMINES 5-7 days before your appointment because it can interfere with your skin test results.  Also, you will find the billing codes below for allergy testing and the pulmonary function test.  We highly recommend that you contact your insurance to verify that these CPT codes are covered:

    Allergy skin testing CPT codes:

    • 95004- Skin Pricks
    • 95024- Intradermal
    • Most common diagnosis code- J30.9 Allergic Rhinitis

    Pulmonary Function Test CPT code:

    • 94060- Pulmonary Function Test
    • Most common diagnosis code- J45.50 Asthma

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    Medications that interfere with skin testing

    As part of your visit to our office, we may skin test you for allergies.  We ask that you look over this list of medications as they may interfere with the skin testing.  If you are on any of these currently and can stop them 5-7 days prior to your appointment, please do.  Please note that most over the counter cough medicines and prescription cough medicines contain antihistamines.  If possible, please stop these cough medicines 5 days before the appointment also.  All other daily medicines should be continued.

    • Optimine (Azatadine)
    • Atarax, Rezine, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)
    • Dimetaine, Dimetapp (Brompheniramine maleate)
    • Xyzal (Levocetirizine)
    • Clarinex (Desloratadine)
    • Zyrtec, Zyrtec-D (Cetirizine hydrochloride)
    • Allegra, Allegra-D (Fexofenadine)
    • Claritin, Claritin-D, Alavert (Loratadine)
    • Astelin nasal spray (Azelastine)
    • Patanase nasal spray (Olopatadine)
    • Tavist (Clemastine)
    • Chlor-Trimeton, TheraFlu, Dristan, Coricidin, Triaminic (Chlorpheniramine)
    • Benadryl, Sominex, Nytol, Sleepinal, Tylenol PM (Contain diphenhydramine)
    • Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine, Scopolamine, Driminate (Meclizine)
    • Phenergan (Promethazine)
    • PBZ (Tripelennamine)
    • Compazine (Prochlorperazine)
    • Unisom, Nyquil
    • Some cough and cold medicines (call with any questions)

    If you are on any of the following medications, please call our office or the prescribing doctor to find out if this is a medication you can stop taking for 5-7 days.

    • Elavil (Amitriptyline)
    • Adapin, Sinequan (Doxepin)
    • Anafranil (Clomipramine)
    • Tofranil (Imipramine)
    • Norpramin (Desipramine)
    • Pamelor (Nortriptyline)
    • Thorazine (Chlorpromazine)
    • Haldol (Haloperidol)