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.
Allergy at Straub
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