Why You See a Board Certified Allergist

 

  • If you have a cough that will not go away.  All the allergists at Allergy & Asthma Specialists are highly experienced in evaluating and treating chronic cough.  State of the art computerized pulmonary function testing is available at all locations.

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  • If you experience exercise induced coughing or shortness of breath.
  • To confirm the diagnosis of allergies or asthma.
  • To define the potential triggers of your allergic symptoms or asthma. At Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM the standard allergy skin testing regime involves skin testing for 48 allergens using a needleless method with results available in 20 minutes.
  • If you have had an allergic reaction caused by food, insect sting, or medication . Food allergy testing & food challenges in a medically supervised environment are a practice specialty. Under the supervision of an allergist, sometimes in the well controlled environment of a hospital, we can safely determine if a patient needs to continue food restrictions.
  • To decrease the need for daily medications to treat allergies and/or asthma.
  • Your allergies and/or asthma are interfering with your ability to fulfill your activities of daily living.
  • You are experiencing the warning signs of asthma, such as shortness of breath; wheezing or coughing often, especially at night or after exercise; or experiencing tightness in your chest.
  • When there is an increase of allergy symptoms after the introduction of a new pet to the home.
  • An infant or child has eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. In children, atopic dermatitis is often the first step in a progression of diseases. Infants who present with atopic dermatitis may progress to allergic rhinitis by 18 months old and, if left untreated, may progress to asthma by four years old.
  • Allergic rashes such as hives, and contact sensitivities.

Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM provides treatment for patients of all ages with allergies, asthma, rashes, congestion and recurrent infections. If you live in the greater King of Prussia or Philadelphia region and suffer from allergies or asthma, our board certified allergy doctors and immunologists can help. Call us at (800) 86-COUGH to learn more or to schedule an appointment at one of our eight convenient locations.