Patient Education

Allergic Rhinitis

Hay Fever ( "seasonal allergic rhinitis") is triggered by pollens from trees, grasses, weeds and mold that come and go with the seasons. Symptoms include itching, sneezing and nasal congestion. Treatment options include antihistamines, nasal sprays, and allergy shots. Talk to an allergist about determining the cause of your allergies and starting a treatment plan best for you. More...

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)

Allergy shots can provide long-lasting relief of allergy symptoms even after the shots have stopped. Allergy shots can control symptoms triggered by seasonal allergies (hay fever), indoor allergens (pet allergy, mold allergy) or insect stings (bee sting allergy). Speak to your allergist to find out if allergy shots (immunotherapy) is a treatment option for you. More...

Allergy Tests & Diagnosis

As many as 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. People with allergies are at increased risk of developing asthma and/or eczema. It's important to see an allergist for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. More...

Anaphylaxis - What Is It?

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may be triggered by foods, stinging insects, latex or medications. See an allergist to determine if you are at risk of anaphylaxis and if you should have an epinephrine auto-injector for cases of medical emergency. More...

Asthma Treatment and Medications

Asthma treatment involves the use of "rescue" medications to treat asthma symptoms and "preventive" medications to keep asthma under control, as well as a plan to track and manage your asthma symptoms. See your allergist about asthma treatment options and to develop a personalized Asthma Action Plan. More...

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It causes episodes of dry, itching, and inflamed skin. Treatment options include topical and oral corticosteroids, topical non-steroids (calcineurin inhibitors, crisaborole), antihistamines, immunosuppressants and new biologics (dupilumab). Your allergist will recommend a treatment based on your age, its severity, and your response to past treatments. More...

Lung Function Tests

Lung function tests (LFTs), also called pulmonary function tests (PFTs), are used by allergists to diagnose respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. They may also be used to see how well treatments, such as asthma medications, are working. More...