Allergy & Immunology
Allergies are among the most common diseases in the U.S. and yet they often are overlooked. While there is no cure for allergies, we can help patients manage them with the proper treatment. We treat all types of allergies in adults and children with avoidance measures, medicine and immunotherapy.
During your initial visit, your physician will review your health history, your family’s health history and your symptoms. Next, a skin-prick or blood test may be ordered to diagnose your allergy symptoms. Skin testing is the most common and reliable way to test for allergies, and it’s relatively painless.
Allergy specialists help diagnose and manage the following conditions:
- Food allergies
- Seasonal allergies
- Asthma care
- Pediatric asthma
- Atopic dermatitis
When allergen avoidance and medications do not control your allergy symptoms, your physician may recommend immunotherapy for environmental allergies. Immunotherapy builds up blocking antibodies by repeated exposure to allergens.
Through shots or oral drops, immunology treatment can reduce your body's response to the allergen, or eliminate symptoms altogether. This in turn can eliminate the need for medication and future treatment.
Doctors Specializing in Allergy & Immunology
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.