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What Can an Allergist Treat?

An allergist is a pediatrician or internist with at least two additional years of specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems such as allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases and the evaluation and treatment of patients with recurrent infections, such as immunodeficiency diseases.  The right care can make the difference between suffering with an allergic disease and feeling better.  By visiting an allergist, you can expect an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan that works, and educational information to help you manage your disease.

Anaphylaxis

Feeling like your throat is closing, tongue and/or lip swelling, cough, lightheadedness, dizziness, flushing, hives, generalized itching, abdominal pain and/or bloating

Asthma

Cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing with Exercise, chest tightness, wheezing, chest pain

Bronchitis

Cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, fever, chest pain, pain with deep breathing

Cedar Fever

Runny nose, headache, cough, fatigue, sinus pressure, sore throat, rashes, asthma attacks

Cold

Runny nose, cough, congestion, mild body aches, sneezing, watery eyes, low-grade fever, mild fatigue

Drug Allergy

Rash, gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, asthma, hives, swelling of lips and tongue, headache

Eczema/Rashes

Most rashes – itching skin, dry skin, rash made worse seasonally or with certain other triggers like foods or contact with pets

Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

Ear pain, fever, headache, ear pressure (feeling like you are underwater), decreased hearing

Eye (Ocular) Allergy

Itchy red eyes with or without discharge, tearing, burning, occasional cloudy vision, headache, sinus pressure

Flu

Fever, chills, body aches, swollen glands, sore throat, fatigue  (**The flu vaccine is offered at our clinic every year starting in September)

Food Allergy

Ranges from upset stomach, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, or pain, to rashes, hives, throat and tongue swelling, asthma, anaphylaxis, or headache

Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots)

This is a holistic (homeopathic) treatment where patient receives a small, controlled amount of the same thing they are allergic to in order to decrease sensitivity.

Insect Allergy

Small local reactions (redness and swelling), large local reactions, dizziness, headache, hives, rashes, asthma, anaphylaxis. May be a reaction from fire ants, bumble bees, honey bees, hornets, wasps, or yellow jackets.

Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Sneezing, difficulty breathing from the nose, increased throat clearing from mucus running down the back of your throat, difficulty sleeping, loss of sense of taste and smell, recurring sinus infections, headache, runny nose

Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)

Sore throat, fever, difficulty swallowing, pain, enlarged tonsils, swollen lymph nodes

Sinusitis

Headache, increased throat clearing from mucus running down the back of your throat, swollen sinuses, runny nose, fever, tooth pain/ache, difficulty looking at light, migraines

Skin Allergy

Eczema, contact dermatitis, hives, drug rash, food allergy, contact with pets