Allergy & Immunology

Allergies can be one of the most frustrating chronic conditions a person will face during their life. With the help and guidance of an SSM Health allergy and immunology specialist relief from allergies, asthma and certain immune deficiencies is possible.

Prevention & Treatment

Work with your SSM Health allergist on developing a treatment plan for your allergies.

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Our allergy and immunology specialists’ approach to helping you control and manage your sensitivities is developed on a case-by-case basis, depending on your symptoms. We take the time to determine all of the sensitivities you may have to:

  • Food
  • Drugs
  • Airborne allergens
  • Animal dander, and
  • Insects

Common reactions you could experience include asthma, anaphylaxis, sinusitis, rhinitis (hay fever), hives and rashes. Other medical problems may also arise due to your sensitivities. Our allergy and immunology specialists help you understand the condition and work with you to develop your customized treatment and maintenance plan.

When to See an Allergist

If you are experiencing any of the following, make an appointment with one of our allergists today:

  • Asthma, especially allergic asthma
  • Allergies or hay fever
  • Allergic reactions to insect stings
  • Eczema
  • Food allergies
  • Immunodeficiency syndromes such as Common Variable Immunodeficiency (antibody deficiency)
  • Sinus problems
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, or persistent coughing not caused by colds or viruses

It’s important to note that our allergy and immunology specialists cannot treat all skin and autoimmune disorders. If you have contact dermatitis (skin reactions to irritants) or require patch testing, consult with one of our dermatologists. For an autoimmune disease (such as Lupus or Grave’s disease) contact a rheumatologist.

Find an SSM Health allergy and immunology specialist near you and start your journey toward health and wellness today.

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