Allergy & Immunology
ACMC provides expert diagnosis, evaluation, and treating for adult, adolescent and pediatric patients with allergies and other breathing-related illnesses. ACMC also offers services for those who suffer from immune disorders.
An allergy is your immune system's exaggerated response to common substances such as pollen, dust mites, pets, food, mold, chemicals, drugs, and other environmental issues. You come into contact with them by breathing, touching, or ingesting the allergens. When you come in contact with these items, your immune system goes to work defending the body. Histamine and other chemicals may be released, which leads to your allergy symptoms.
Common reactions to allergens include:
- Stuffy nose
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Reddening or swelling of the eyes
- Itchy roof of your mouth
- Skin inflammation or rash
- Swelling of the tongue, lips, face, throat
- Breathing difficulty or tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath or frequent coughing
Allergies are best determined through a variety of tests including the skin prick test, intradermal test, patch testing, spirometry (breathing) test and challenge testing for food and medicine.
We provide allergy shots for a variety of allergies: environmental (pollen, mold, animals), bee stings, and other diagnosed allergens.
Many asthmatics also have allergies, Fortunately, we know how to treat both.
- Children are more likely to have both asthma and allergies
- Seven million children and 16 million adults have asthma in the United States
- Asthma is the third most common cause for hospitalization for children
Primary Immune Deficiency
Frequent infections like pneumonia sinusitis or ear infections can be caused by immune deficiency. A simple consultation with our physician can start you on the path to diagnosis and recovery. A majority of immune deficiencies can be controlled with proper diagnosis, medications and infusions.
While preventative care can be beneficial, ACMC also provides a variety of infusion therapy options based on your individual diagnosis for primary immune deficiency disorders. Intravenous immunogloblin is one treatment option and ACMC Caregivers will develop an infusion protocol that balances your health needs with your busy schedule to minimize disruption to your life, while maximizing your opportunity for successful treatment.