Allergies result from how the body’s immune system reacts to a food, medication, or something in the environment such as pollen or an insect sting. Allergic reactions can range from itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing, to skin conditions like hives and eczema, to a life-threatening reaction called “anaphylaxis.” Allergies are sometimes associated with asthma.
Different tests can be used to diagnose allergies, and there are a variety of treatments depending on the type of allergy, its cause and how severe it is.
Diagnosing allergies and finding the right treatments for each person is our specialty.
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Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Generally, allergies are more common in children. However, a first-time occurrence can happen at any age, or recur after many years of remission.
Kapiolani has specialists who can help diagnose and treat allergies. We work with children and their families to develop a course of treatment tailored to their specific needs.
Services include complete histories and physicals, evaluation of patients with eczema, asthma, headaches, and patients who have been treated with medications without improvement.
Straub’s board-certified physician and professional staff have extensive experience in treating allergic disorders.
Straub provides an integrated team treatment approach that includes doctors trained in allergies (allergists), ear, nose and throat disorders, and lung disorders (pulmonologists).
Straub's allergists and immunologists specialize in the evaluation and comprehensive treatment of allergy-related conditions and diseases such as:
- Eye (ocular) allergies
- Nasal allergies such as allergic rhinitis and sinusitis
- Ear infections that are a result of underlying nasal allergies
- Food and drug allergies, more on food allergies (PDF)
- Insect sting reactions
- Work-related allergies (such as latex)
Straub treats patients of all ages in a friendly, compassionate atmosphere with an expedient manner using the latest testing methods.
Straub Allergy Department: 1-808-522-4310
Normally, the human body defends itself against harmful substances, such as viruses or bacteria, but, sometimes, the defenses aggressively attack usually harmless substances such as dust, mold, or pollen.
For allergy sufferers on Kauai, Wilcox provides comprehensive care, from diagnosis to treatment and maintenance.
Wilcox: 1-877-709-WELL (9355)