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Allergy & Immunology

Our doctors will work with you to control or, when possible, cure your condition, while focusing on treating any symptoms that negatively impact your health and quality of life.

An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

At a Glance

Food Allergies

The cause of food allergies is unknown. Symptoms of a reaction can include digestive problems, hives, or swollen airways. Severe reactions can be life-threatening.

 

Allergy Testing

A skin test is the most common kind of allergy test. Your skin is pricked with a needle that has a tiny amount of something you might be allergic to. If you have a rash or take a medicine that could affect the results of a skin test, you may need a blood test.

Common Allergy Symptoms 

Allergy symptoms affect your health and quality of life. Symptoms include: dermatitis, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, mouth or skin, hives and recurring sinusitis.

 

Asthma

A chronic disease that inflames and narrows the lungs’ airways, making breathing difficult, asthma varies in severity. There different types and each kind had different causes and triggers. Depending on symptoms, medicine use and lung function, asthma is classified by severity levels, ranging from mild to intermediate to severe.

 

Conditions we Treat

Anaphylaxis Asthma Autoimmune Diseases Dust Allergies Food Allergies Immunodeficiencies Insect Stings Mold Allergies Pet Allergies Pollen & Outdoor Allergies Rhinitis Sinusitis
 

Services & Treatments

  • Allergen Avoidance
  • Allergy Shots
  • Blood Test
  • Emergency Epinephrine
  • Home Remedies
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medications
  • Skin Test