After an initial consultation, Dr. Kratz may find it necessary to order one of the following:
Pulmonary Function Test
- Measures the function of the lungs, revealing problems in a patient’s breathing. The tests can determine the cause of shortness of breath and may help confirm lung diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema.
- Vital in identifying the substances that are causing your allergy symptoms our office utilizes Scratch skin testing, which may be followed by Intradermal skin testing. This testing is done for airborne allergens, foods, stinging insects, and some medications.
- Non-invasive test for allergies to cosmetics and preservatives.
- Are administered to shut down a patient’s response to things they are allergic to. Shots start on a weekly basis, with a low dose of the allergen, and eventually will become monthly, with higher doses of allergen that will alleviate symptoms.
- Vitamin B12 is required for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body. Among other conditions, vitamin B-12 is used for the treatment of allergies, asthma, and some skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo.
- Using a flexible, lighted scope, a comprehensive examination of the nasal passages, Eustachian tubes, adenoids, tonsils, vocal cords and pharynx is possible without surgery, and with minimal discomfort.
- This steroid free prescription injection, given to patients over 12 years of age and up, may alleviate the symptoms of moderate to severe asthma, by removing the particles that cause the allergic reaction.
Intravenous immunogammaglobulin (IVIG)
- A monthly infusion that increases the immune system to fight off infections caused by immune deficient diseases.
- A once yearly injection comprised of Biophosphonate (the same ingredient in Fosamax and Actonel) to treat Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Reclast is unique because it bypasses the digestive system, goes through your blood and binds to your bones. It slows the breakdown of old bone, so new bone growth can catch up.