The Department’s physicians are experienced in the medical management of allergy and inflammatory conditions that affect the nose and paranasal sinuses in adults and children. They are also experienced in immunotherapy for allergic diseases and counseling patients in environmental avoidance therapy and techniques.
- Diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric allergic rhinitis
- Diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric allergic conjunctivitis
- Immunotherapy (allergy shots) for inhalant allergies
- Sublingual immunotherapy (allergy drops) for inhalant allergies
- Diagnosis and treatment for venomous stinging insects
- Diagnosis and treatment of food allergies
- Diagnosis and treatment of allergy induced asthma
- Diagnosis and treatment of atopic (allergy induced) dermatitis
What are allergies?
An allergy is an abnormal reaction to an ordinary harmless substance called an allergen. When the allergen is absorbed into the body of an allergic person, symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes and itching and sneezing develop. People can be allergic to one to several allergens. The most common are pollens, molds, dust mites, animal dander, foods, medications, cockroach droppings and insect stings. Recent studies have shown ten percent of people who suffer from chronic ear infections develop allergies. In the United States, allergies affect 1 out of 6 people.