Allergy and Immunology
The Section of Allergy and Immunology has provided continuous service to thousands of adult and pediatric patients with chronic allergic diseases for over 40 years. Through the , treatment and consultation are available for a wide range of allergic diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), recurrent sinusitis, food and drug allergies, atopic dermatitis (eczema), hives, stinging insect allergy, and primary immune deficiencies.
The faculty is actively involved in teaching medical students and pediatric, internal medicine, and family practice residents. The rotation is available to pediatric, internal medicine, and family practice residents as an elective.
We offer these services as they relate to the treatment of asthma, allergy, and related illnesses:
- Allergy skin testing and specific allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Pulmonary function (lung) testing
- Venom testing for stinging insect and venom immunotherapy
- Food allergy testing and challenges
- Aspirin testing and desensitization
- Local anesthetic testing
- Antibiotic testing
- Patient education: avoidance of allergens and triggers, asthma management plans, food avoidance
- Evaluation for primary immune deficiencies and recurrent infections (in conjunction with the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases)