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Dermatitis is a general term to describe irritation or inflammation of the skin. The causes of dermatitis vary between types and typically involve itchy, dry skin or a rash. It is a non-contagious condition and moisturizing regularly can help control the symptoms.


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition found in children but may develop at any age. Itis characterized by red and itchy skin. Eczema is often a chronic condition that tends to flare up periodically. It may be accompanied by hay fever or asthma.

Pollen Allergies

Allergic rhinitis or nasal allergy, also known as hay fever, is a type of nasal inflammation caused by the immune system's overreaction to airborne allergens. These allergens may provoke an allergic reaction in some people but may not affect others.

Allergic Disorders of the Eye

The eyes are the most complex sensory organ in our bodies. Allergies are a common disorder that affects the eyes. You may have eye allergies if your eyes itch, appear red, are tearing up or you feel burning.

Pediatric Allergies

Air is supplied to the lungs for purification through narrow tubes. When these tubes get inflamed and narrowed, it leads to a chronic condition called asthma. With children spending more time indoors, and increased exposure to pollution, dust and second-hand smoke, there is an increased rate of childhood asthma

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

You may not think to consult an allergy specialist when you develop eosinophilic esophagitis, because it causes difficulty swallowing. But the primary cause of this disorder is a food allergy.

Exercise Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma also known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) or sports-induced asthma is a condition characterized by obstruction of airflow immediately after a strenuous exercise. This condition may be seen in people with or without asthma due to the temporary constriction of the lower airways.

Urticaria & Angioedema

Urticaria, also known as hives or welts, is a skin reaction resulting in reddish marks on your skin.
Angioedema is urticaria related swelling below the surface of your skin and fatty tissue. The condition affects the deeper layers of your skin.

Food Allergies

Food allergies occur when the immune system reacts adversely to certain foods, causing symptoms such as hives, swelling, nausea, or even life-threatening anaphylaxis. Common allergens include nuts, dairy, shellfish, and wheat. Accurate diagnosis and strict avoidance of trigger foods are crucial for managing this potentially serious condition.

Drug Allergies

Drug allergies manifest as adverse immune reactions to medications, leading to a range of symptoms from mild rashes to severe anaphylaxis. Penicillin and NSAIDs are common triggers. Proper identification, medical alert bracelets, and avoidance of the allergen are vital to prevent dangerous complications and ensure safe medical treatment.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition, results in red, itchy, and inflamed skin. It often begins in childhood and is associated with allergic tendencies. Factors like genetics and environment play a role. Management involves moisturizing, avoiding triggers, and using prescribed treatments to alleviate symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

Hay Fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollen or other airborne allergens. Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. It's a seasonal condition that can significantly impact daily life. Management involves allergen avoidance, medications, and sometimes allergen immunotherapy to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.


Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavities, often triggered by infections or allergies. It leads to symptoms like facial pain, congestion, and headaches. Allergic reactions can contribute to chronic sinusitis. Treatment includes addressing underlying causes, managing symptoms with decongestants or antibiotics, and using saline rinses for relief.

Horse Allergies

Horse allergies refer to allergic reactions triggered by exposure to proteins found in horse dander, hair, or urine. Symptoms may include sneezing, wheezing, skin rashes, and eye irritation. Avoidance measures, such as limiting contact and maintaining a clean environment, along with allergy medications, can help manage these allergies effectively.

Latex Allergies

Latex allergies are immune responses to proteins in natural rubber latex. Contact with latex products like gloves or balloons can cause skin irritation, hives, or even anaphylaxis. People with repeated latex exposure are at higher risk. Substituting latex products, using non-latex alternatives, and carrying an epinephrine auto-injector are important precautions for those affected.

Venom Allergies

Venom allergies occur when the immune system reacts to insect stings or bites, like those from bees, wasps, or ants. Reactions range from mild swelling to severe anaphylaxis. Allergy testing helps identify specific triggers. Those at risk often carry epinephrine injectors for emergency treatment, while allergen immunotherapy can provide long-term protection.


Patch Testing for Allergy

An allergy refers to the hypersensitive reaction by the body’s immune system to any substance (metals, chemicals, dust, pollen, etc.). Dermatologists perform skin tests called Patch Testing to determine the skin’s reaction, identify the allergen (a substance that causes the allergy) and treat the allergy.

Allergy Care

Allergy care refers to treatment involved in the management of allergies. An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to substances that do not cause a reaction in most other people. These substances are known as allergens. The most common allergens are pollen, dust mites, animal dander, mold spores, food, insect stings, and medicines.

Rush Immunotherapy or Allergy shots

Rush immunotherapy or allergy shots are a type of treatment for allergic diseases, such as hay fever, asthma, eczema, or food allergies. They involve injecting small doses of allergens, the substances that trigger allergic reactions, under the skin to gradually desensitize the immune system and reduce the symptoms.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is an endoscopic procedure that involves the use of balloon catheters that are guided through the nostril into the nasal passages to remove fluid and debris from congested sinuses. The procedure does not require any excision of bone or soft tissue and has a very short recovery time.

Treatment for Ear, Nose and Throat Allergies

Allergic reactions are abnormal responses of the immune system triggered by the presence of certain innocuous substances that are generally considered harmless to most people. Such reactions involving the ear, nose, and throat are generally called ENT allergies.


Immunotherapy, also known as biologic therapy, is a treatment method that was originally developed to fight cancer, a disease characterized by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells. Immunotherapy involves stimulation of the immune system to destroy these abnormal cells.

Sublingual Immunotherapy

Doctors are prescribing immunotherapy and biologic injections to fight numerous respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), viral or bacterial infections, dust allergies and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), to provide better treatment and symptom relief for breathing problems.

Allergy and Asthma Medications

Allergy and asthma medications play a vital role in managing respiratory and allergic conditions. Antihistamines help alleviate allergy symptoms, while inhaled corticosteroids control asthma inflammation.

Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)

Pulmonary function tests (also called lung function tests) are a group of noninvasive tests that help evaluate lung function. The tests measure various parameters such as lung capacity, volume, gas exchange, and rates of air flow.

Skin Testing for Food Allergies

Skin Testing for Food Allergies is a diagnostic method where small amounts of allergenic foods are applied to the skin's surface. Reactions, such as redness or swelling, indicate sensitivities.

Allergy Testing & Treatment

An allergy is a hyperactive immune response by an individual to substances called allergens which include dust, pollen, fungi, animal fur, insect venom, specific foods or certain medications that are usually harmless to most people.

Treatment for Angioedema

Urticaria, also known as hives or welts, is a skin reaction resulting in reddish marks on your skin.
Angioedema is urticaria related swelling below the surface of your skin and fatty tissue. The condition affects the deeper layers of your skin.

Skin Testing for Environmental Allergies

Skin testing for environmental allergies involves applying small amounts of allergenic substances like pollen, dust mites, or pet dander to the skin's surface. Reactions such as redness and swelling indicate sensitivities.

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