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Allergy & Immunology

Specialized Care for Your Immune System

Our allergy and immunology providers are experts at diagnosing and treating allergic conditions and diseases of the immune system. These specialists also diagnose, evaluate, and manage respiratory tract diseases and immune deficiencies.

Our patients, whether adults or children, receive state-of-the-art care with comprehensive programs for the following conditions or healthcare needs:

  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis (allergic eye disease)
  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic or Recurrent Sinusitis
  • Common food allergies
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Ear infections
  • Environmental allergies
  • Drug allergies
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Immune disorders
  • Insect sting reactions
  • Rhinitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Evaluation of patients with recurring infections such as sinusitis, pneumonia and certain skin infections

Our statewide children’s health network features an allergy and immunology team with specially trained physicians and healthcare professionals who care for children with asthma, common food and environmental allergies, sinusitis, hay fever or food allergies, skin rashes, ear infections and more.

Allergy Testing

Allergens affect everyone differently, and some people have more severe reactions than others. Your allergist will listen as you share about any reactions you or your child may have experienced previously to determine which test is right for you. Allergy skin testing is performed with allergen extracts or vaccines that meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements to ensure the safety of their use.

Allergy Test Types

Skin Test

A very small amount of allergens are put into your skin by making a small indentation on the surface of the skin. This is the most common type of allergy testing.

Challenge Tests

A very small amount of an allergen is inhaled or taken by mouth. This type of testing is supervised by an allergist and usually performed with potential food or medication allergies.

Blood Test

Blood is drawn when skin tests are unsafe or will not work. This can happen if you have a skin condition or if you are taking certain medications.

Allergy and Immunology Locations

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Asthma Resource