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Find an Allergist – Immunologist
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Asthma and allergic conditions are common medical conditions that mainly affect children. Specialists who specialize in treating allergies are referred to as allergists/immunologists. Immunotherapy can reduce asthma symptoms and hence is used especially for asthma treatment.
Allergists/Immunologists work with pediatricians and physicians to diagnose, treat and manage allergic conditions. This would include allergy testing to identify the allergen. Allergists and immunologists also provide counseling services for patients suffering from allergies and immunological conditions such as the type of environment to avoid (for example dust mites, dusty environment, feathery or furry animals).
Conditions managed under allergy and immunology specialists include asthma, allergies (skin allergy rash, respiratory allergies - running nose and sneezing, eye allergies or tearing, food allergies (gluten allergy, drug allergies) and immunological conditions including primary immunological deficiencies.
So what are the treatment modalities available for allergies and immunological conditions? Immunotherapy is a modality of treatment where components of the immune system are used in treating certain diseases, cancers included.
Immunotherapy is also called biologic therapy and is used to boost body defenses.
Asthma and allergies also benefit from treatment conditions that make use of immunotherapy. The reason is asthmas and allergies are caused by defects in the immune system of the body.
If you are interested to make an appointment with a qualified allergist/immunologist, easily on a mobile or webpage, you can use GetDoc, one of the more comprehensive medical Apps available, to help you find a clinic nearby.