When a person has an allergic reaction, it means their immune system mistakenly believes a substance is harmful and responds by trying to eliminate it. Allergic reactions can be mild, like a runny or itchy nose, or in rare cases, cause difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and tongue, or even loss of consciousness.
Allergic disorders affect a large percentage of the population and represent some of the most common chronic medical conditions. While allergic disorders are very common, they are also very complex and require detailed care from a specialist.
What is an Allergist?
An allergist is an internal medicine and/or pediatric physician who has undergone at least two additional years of specialized training in allergy, asthma and immunology.
Allergists are specifically trained to diagnose and treat patients who have allergies, asthma and immunologic diseases. Our allergy and immunology doctors provide consultation, testing, treatment and continuing care for allergies and allergic conditions, plus testing and treatment for disorders of the immune system, including: