Symptoms affecting the nose is called rhinitis however the term “allergic rhinitis” usually refers to a spectrum of symptoms with sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. More
One of the most common chronic respiratory conditions, asthma can be mild with infrequent symptoms limited to a nagging cough, to severe with debilitating shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. The good news is that with treatment, asthma will not rule your life. More
Allergy to food can be a serious life-threatening problem or just a major inconvenience. Accurate diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. More
An inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Symptoms include facial pain or pressure, nasal stuffiness, nasal discharge, loss of smell as well as coughing or congestion. More
With unrelenting itching, swelling, and welts, and no answers to the question, “what is causing this”, patients who come to our office with hives are usually uncomfortable and frustrated. The good news is that new, very effective treatments for hives have recently become available. More
A serious, life-threatening allergic reaction which is is related most commonly to reactions to foods, insect sings, medications and latex. It is an overreaction to an allergen by releasing chemicals that cause allergy symptoms.
An itchy, red, blistering, eczema-type rash caused by an allergic reaction to chemicals, plants, and metals which come into contact with the skin. It is diagnosed by patch testing. More
Itchy, red and dry skin caused by allergic inflammation. Commonly found in children though adults can get it. Exciting new treatments will be available soon. More
Exercise Induced Asthma
A narrowing of the airways in the lungs triggered by strenuous exercise. Causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and other symptoms during or after exercise. More
Many adults avoid medications because of a reaction that occurred as a child. Allergy testing allows us to determine which medications caused a true allergic reaction and should be avoided and those medications that are safe to take.
A weakness in our bodies defense against common infections and cancer. The health of the immune system can be determined by simple blood tests.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Also caused “factitious asthma”, this condition of the vocal chords that causes shortness of breath and wheezing is frequently mistaken for asthma. High achieving students and athletes are frequently affected. More
Insect Venom Allergy
Insect venom allergy is a potentially life threatening cause of anaphylaxis. Accurate diagnosis and desensitisation by venom immunotherapy can be life saving.