Dr. Joseph Inglefield, MD

Physician (MD, DO)


Pediatric Allergy

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Hickory Allergy and Asthma Clinic PA
220 18th Street Cir SE
Hickory, North Carolina 28602 [MAP]
For an appointment, call (828) 322-1275

About Me

Joseph T Inglefield III MD

Hickory Allergy and Asthma Clinic and Cough Center

220 18th Street  Circle SE

Hickory, NC 28602


Morehead-Cain Scholar 1978

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Medical Expertise

In-office mini-CT scanner for sinus disease.

RUSH immunotherapy for SCIT (allergy shots)

Home immunotherapy

Conditions Treated

Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic Rhinitis
Anaphylaxis (Anaphyactic Shock)
Atopic Dermatitis
Hives (Urticaria)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Food Allergy
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

Procedures & Services

Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Allergy Tests
Lung Function Tests
Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Food Challenge Test

Tips & Wisdom

Key Points about Asthma Medications
There are two general classifications of asthma medications including long-term control medications and quick-relief medications. Quick-acting bronchodilators are used for symptom relief and as a pre-treatment for exercise-induced asthma. Anti-inflammatory agents play an essential role as controller medicines, taken even when symptoms are not present. Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly used anti-inflammatory medicines.They prevent and decrease inflammation and reduce the need for quick-r...
Will a Child Get Asthma If One or Both Parents Have It?
Your baby will not necessarily have asthma or allergies. However, a child is more likely to develop asthma or allergies if one parent has either; the risk is greater if both parents have allergy or asthma. You may delay the onset of eczema or food allergy by the diet recommendations under our pregnancy section; respiratory allergies may be delayed by not exposing your infant to indoor allergens and by carrying out house-dust mite avoidance measures in the nursery. Do not expose your infant to sm...
Thoughts on COPD
For thousands of people, living with a chronic breathing problem is something that they don’t have to put up with because we can often diagnose the cause of the breathing problems. Chronic breathing problems can occur due to being a tobacco smoker, a worker in a dusty or environmentally poor industry, or because of inherited respiratory disease.  People with allergies often have asthma associated with their troubles breathing.  The problem is that those who suffer from these cond...

Education & Training

Morehead-Cain Scholar 1978

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)

Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA (MD)

UTHSC San Antonio, TX Residency in Pediatrics and Allergy-Immunology Fellowship (Board-certified)