Allergy Testing in New York City

Living with allergies is more than just a nuisance – it can disrupt daily life, making it hard to enjoy work and social activities when you always seem to be dealing with itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, rashes, and more. At Great City Medical, our allergy doctors are here to provide world class health support and care for you during your visit!

In addition to allergy testing, our Immigration Doctors are licensed to conduct green card medical exams in NYC if you are looking for that service.



Can Allergies Become Worse While Living in the Big Apple?



Believe it or not, living in densely populated areas such as New York City can actually compound the problem. That’s because increased air pollution common in urban areas can heighten the effect of pollen and other allergens, increasing symptom intensity for many allergy sufferers.


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Allergy Testing Doctor in NYC and Diagnosis



The first step toward allergy relief is properly diagnosing exactly what you’re allergic to. That’s where we come in. At Great City Medical, we can precisely identify what is causing your allergic reaction in order to help you keep symptoms under control. We offer top-notch Allergy Testing in the New York City area for all patients.

Skin allergy tests performed by our experienced and knowledgeable health care providers can identify which of many different food and environmental triggers may be causing your problems.

Food Allergies

Allergic reactions to certain foods can range from mild to life-threatening. These foods may include almond, peanut, walnut, hazelnut, cashew nut, codfish, salmon, shrimp, tuna, scallop, cow’s milk, egg white, sesame seed, soybean, and wheat.

Common signs and symptoms of food allergies include:

  • Tingling and inflammation of the mouth, lips, face, and/or tongue
  • Hives (urticaria) – the sudden appearance of red or pale bumps or welts on the skin, which are typically itchy but may also cause a burning or stinging sensation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

If you believe you are experiencing an allergic response to something you ate or drank, seek medical attention immediately. Anaphylactic shock is a serious, sudden, and potentially deadly allergic reaction. Left untreated, it can result in unconsciousness and death. Epinephrine (as delivered with an EpiPen, for example) is required to treat anaphylaxis.

The doctors at Great City Medical can test you for many of the most common food allergies, including milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, wheat, soy, and fish. Our food allergen panel also tests for mold and fungal allergies.

Environmental Allergies

Environmental allergens are the cause of allergy symptoms for many people. The most common environmental triggers are pollen, pet dander, and dust.

Pollen is an airborne powder produced by trees, grass, and flowers – and one of the most common allergy triggers in the US. A pollen allergy is often referred to as hay fever. Symptoms may differ from person to person and may include sinus pain, congestion, sneezing, a runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, headaches, and a scratchy throat.

There are many different types of pollen allergies, but the most common include:

  • Oak, Birch, Maple: Allergy symptoms may spike in the spring when the trees are in bloom.
  • Ragweed: Those who suffer from a ragweed allergy may notice an uptick in their symptoms in late spring and early fall.
  • Grass: Most people notice more intense allergic responses in the summertime.

Other environmental allergies that can be detected through testing include: eastern cottonwood, American elm, mugwort, dog hair, rough pigwood, American Sycamore, mixed penicillium, American cockroach, Alternaria (plant fungus), white ash, mouse epithelium, white mulberry, black walnut pollen, cat hair, sheep sorrel (wool), Mite D. Pteronyssinus, and Mite D. Farinae.

Of course, exposure to pollen can occur year-round and almost anywhere in the world. In New York City, there are several geographic culprits responsible for aggravating pollen allergies, including Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the Greenbelt on Staten Island, the botanical gardens in Queens, and Wave Hill Public Garden in the Bronx.

 

Additional Services

At Great City Medical, we offer more than just Allergy testing. We offer NYC STI Testing, Green Card Exams, Immigration Exams, and Gynecology exams. In addition to that, we also offer COVID-19 Antibody testing.



I was very pleased with this facility. I didn’t have to wait, the nurse and doctor were quite human (vs bureaucratic), and I felt seen and listened to.
Kim P.
Kim P.
17:59 17 Sep 21
It is great office with a best gynecologist Dr Yelena Tsyba
Simon L.
Simon L.
17:34 17 Sep 21
Both employees who attended me were very helpful and quick to assist me.
Caro O.
Caro O.
17:26 17 Sep 21
Great City Medical clinic helped me file my green card immigration medical exam form. The team is very knowledgeable and flexible. I scheduled my appointment within one week and got the report quickly. Due to some personal health issues, I had to update my report two days before the interview, and the team helped me correct the form with no extra cost within one day! I really appreciated it and highly recommended having your medical exam report done quickly and professionally with the Great City Medical team.
Hao W.
Hao W.
20:49 16 Sep 21
Very efficient.
Black D.
Black D.
19:12 16 Sep 21
Aesthetically this is not the best looking clinic but the service was okay. They gave me false positive results from my pap I wanted to have a second opinion before they was going to go in and do a coloscopy. I was good that I did. I don’t know something was fishy about this place . When I had an ultrasound there were staff members basically arguing with eachother. Talking about a new MA.When I left and came back for results and they told me I had low sodium levels I was worried about that, so I drank pediasure. The only thing they told me to do was eat deli sandwiches and salted nuts. I’m always fishy about places that do abortions, its a clinic not a hospital.
Aliya R.
Aliya R.
09:27 05 Sep 21
I like the way you do a team work
Visseho G.
Visseho G.
00:07 03 Sep 21
My first time at this clinic and they’re awesome at least when they say they is going to call you about your results they do just that Unlike a lot of other clinics. I appreciate what they do for me thank you very much
deboria G.
deboria G.
18:18 25 Aug 21
Everyone is so friendly and pleasant and professional! Doesn’t feel like a hospital at all.
Daria Y.
Daria Y.
19:38 30 Jul 21
This place is amazing because of the ladies and doctors that work there. They are an amazing group of people! They are professional, friendly and courteous! The office manager, however, could be a little more courteous and friendly with the clients and the staff. I reccomend this clinic to everyone, great place and convenient.To all the staff; thank you for all the hard work that you do!
Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
23:43 15 Jul 21
Immigration exam was fast and efficient. Call or visit ahead of time to determine what tests you need. It will save you $$.
Eniola F.
Eniola F.
19:06 15 Jul 21
Very professional, and Friendly Doctors
Cheneere B.
Cheneere B.
18:22 14 Jul 21
Such a great first experience. Dr. Vanessa treated me, she was so understanding and supportive. Removed my iud in seconds after I was told by other doctors that I would need a procedure done to remove it. Definitely recommend her and this place. Awesome staff
jehona V.
jehona V.
20:44 08 Jul 21
The entire staff was friendly and professional. They put the patients at ease by explaining the procedures they are performing. They are willing to answer questions so the patient has clarity. The facilty is clean, well lit, and there is plenty of space for patients to practice social distance.
Tara C.
Tara C.
21:07 25 Jun 21
I’m new to this office and had a great experience with my appointment. Almost no wait time, very pleasant front desk staff and very helpful and caring doctor. On site ultrasound is a big plus. Would recommend this place to everyone.
Ella A.
Ella A.
15:27 18 Jun 21
The BEST team ever 😍😍
arlene G.
arlene G.
16:47 15 Jun 21
I felt comfortable.
Mercy L.
Mercy L.
03:56 11 Jun 21
It was a very special place small but the Personal including the Dr very frendly and competity I will recomended to visit
Silvia C.
Silvia C.
20:15 08 Jun 21
I love this place they are very professional and very clean
Melody V.
Melody V.
15:26 21 May 21
Thank you so mush to my doctor Akselrud
Olga
Olga
00:07 21 May 21
Buen trato y buen servicio
Clsa 0.
Clsa 0.
22:41 18 May 21
Upon arrival Brenda at the front desk is exceptionally wonderful, the medical assistant (never caught her name) is so sweet & Dr. Vanessa Sanchez listened to my concerns and addressed all of my issues. Thanks a lot ladies.
Pamela C.
Pamela C.
16:15 07 May 21
Beautiful office , people in the front desk as well as the doctor and nurses where all amazing and kind . No wait time. Overall a wonderful experience
Lucero G.
Lucero G.
14:30 05 May 21
Had to wait for 1/2 hour and the person at the front desk wore her mask BELOW her nose. Dr. Akselrud could not have been nicer and he was more than helpful in dealing with my medical issue. He is a good doctor.
Alexis G.
Alexis G.
03:07 28 Apr 21
My gyn doctor was great she listen and answer your questions good so if you looking for a gyn doctor she the best so far
sha W.
sha W.
17:09 02 Apr 21
Wonderful office, Amazing doctors and Staff. Highly recommend, a jewel in East Harlem!
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
03:28 02 Apr 21
I am fairly new here and had about 4 appointments and never had any issues. The wait sometimes can be a little long, but the staff are always nice. The doctors are kind and gentle with their procedures. The anesthesiologist was so nice and helpful and made me feel comfortable during my procedure. I travel from the Bronx and it’s worth the travel.
Princess L.
Princess L.
20:22 25 Mar 21
Loved my doctor she was very good
Leenia M.
Leenia M.
17:56 25 Mar 21
Always professional and willing to answer all my questions.
ntifafa akoko T.
ntifafa akoko T.
19:28 11 Mar 21
My experience is always great, questions always answered no complaints at all
Darryl W.
Darryl W.
15:37 02 Mar 21
Friendly Team.I was seen by Dr. Vanessa, and she is great!!
Jasmin A.
Jasmin A.
19:18 26 Feb 21
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Doctor in New York City

Looking for a primary care provider in New York City that you can depend on? Make your appointment with the physicians at Great City Medical by calling (212) 281-8600


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Wednesday 9am – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 6pm

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68 East 131st Street, Suite 100
New York, NY 10037


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