Allergy & Immunology
Allergies are the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States, costing businesses and the health care system nearly $8 billion annually. In fact, over 50 percent of Americans have tested positive for one or more allergens. At Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, our board-certified allergy doctors treat children and adults for all types of allergies including:
Reactions to allergens vary widely. Some allergens may elicit only mild symptoms such as watery eyes or sneezing, while another can cause life-threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing or shock. Significant allergies may lead to developing asthma. That’s why it is important to seek treatment if you have allergies.
At Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases, we can perform allergy tests such as the skin prick technique or oral food challenges and begin treatment for allergies immediately. Your individual treatment plan may include:
· Traditional immunotherapy / allergy shots
· Rush immunotherapy (faster way to achieve maintenance does of allergy injections)
· Prescription medications
· Drug desensitization (controlled method of helping patients temporarily tolerate medications that they are allergic to)
You do not and should not have to live with allergies. If you suffer from airborne allergies or hay fever, early intervention can completely erase or significantly reduce symptoms. Moreover, recent research indicates that allergy-induced asthma may be prevented if allergies are treated early enough with allergy injections.
At Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality, most compassionate allergy care in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. To schedule an appointment with one of board-certified allergy providers, please call (602)788-7211 Option #3.