Allergy

Our physicians are experts in allergy testing and treatment, and provide services for those suffering from allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and other seasonal and perennial allergies including mold spores, dust mites, animal dander, hives and asthma. Allergies are the result of an immune system response to an otherwise harmless substance. Allergy testing is an important step in determining which allergen is causing your reaction, and is especially useful for those patients whose symptoms do not respond to medications.

Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms differ depending on the type of allergy. Allergy symptoms typically involve the airways, sinuses, nasal passages and skin. They can range from mild to severe. Some patients may develop anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal reaction that causes swelling in the throat and breathing difficulties. Symptoms may develop within seconds of exposure and include abdominal…

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Allergy Testing

The only way to treat your allergy symptoms is to determine exactly what is causing them. This is done through a series of allergy tests. A skin prick test is the most common form of allergy testing. This test involves placing a small drop of an allergen extract on your skin. A needle is then…

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Allergy Therapy

Immunotherapy is a method of allergy treatment that involves introducing small amounts of allergen to your body and then gradually building up doses over a period of time until you develop an immunity. There are two types of immunotherapy treatments: subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT), also known as allergy shots, and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), or allergy drops.

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