We treat the following allergic diseases:
Rhinitis: Symptoms include stuffy, runny nose (hay fever), itchy nose and sometimes itchy, red, teary eyes, often worsened by allergen exposure, strong odors or seasonal factors.
Asthma: Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, often worsened by upper respiratory infections, allergen exposures and exercise.
Atopic Dermatitis: Also known as eczema, symptoms include a dry, scaly, itchy rash, often triggered by an allergy to food or environmental exposures.
Urticaria: Also called hives, symptoms include itchy raised “bumps” or welts, similar to mosquito bites. Urticaria may have many causes and a complete history and testing may help us identify a trigger.
Sinusitis: Symptoms include headache, pain in the cheeks, eyes or forehead, foul taste in mouth, post nasal drainage and possibly, infected nasal secretions and cough.
Nasal Polyps: Polyps are inflammatory tissues that grow in the sinus cavities and into the nose; symptoms include extreme nasal congestion, often worsened by allergy exposure.
Drug Allergies: This condition is quite common especially in patients who take many medications; symptoms usually involve the skin with an extremely itchy rash.
Food Allergies: This condition can be very serious and sometimes life threatening; more and more young patients demonstrate food allergies which may involve symptoms on the skin as well as the airway, tongue and gastrointestinal tract. Identification of triggers is of paramount importance.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Symptoms include a very itchy rash, often localized to a specific area; triggers may be chemicals, metals or preservatives.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) / Gastroenteritis: This condition involves an allergy producing white blood cell, the eosinophil, which causes allergic inflammation and damage to the gastrointestinal tract.
Insect Allergy: Some patients are allergic to insects such as: fire ants, bees, wasps and hornets and may experience a variety of symptoms, ranging from hives to cardiovascular collapse resulting in anaphylactic shock. Treatment with venom immunotherapy is safe and very successful in inducing tolerance in these patients.
Anaphylaxis: This condition presents as a severe and sometimes life-threatening generalized reaction to an offending agent such as an insect, a food or a drug.