Allergies are a common condition with the potential for serious consequences. That’s why it’s important to seek help from experts in allergy and immunology, like the allergists of Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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Allergic diseases and asthma
Allergists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma. Allergies are characterized by persistent sneezing, running nose and itchy, watery eyes. They’re often associated with pulmonary and upper respiratory illness and recurrent infections.
We offer up-to-date care for a range of conditions affecting adults and children, including:
- Asthma (learn about our expert care for pediatric asthma)
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Pink eye (allergic conjunctivitis)
- Sinus infections (sinusitis)
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Hives (urticaria)
- Food and medication allergies
- Autoimmune disorders
- Pulmonary and respiratory complaints
Allergy testing and treatment
Allergists use the latest advances to test for and treat asthma and allergic diseases. Our services include in-depth evaluations of recurrent symptoms or infections, and testing for allergic reactions to foods, drugs, stinging insects, latex and work-related allergens. We offer allergy shots for certain allergic diseases, and can direct you to a medical and surgical specialist when necessary. The goal of testing and treatment is to help you identify and learn how to avoid your allergic triggers to prevent symptoms.
Allergy shots are a long-term treatment that decreases sensitivity to allergens and alleviates symptoms. This treatment, also called immunology, often leads to lasting relief even after the shots have ended.
Patients should plan to wait 30 minutes for monitoring after receiving shots. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 331-221-9195.