Allergies

Allergies

Allergies

An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodefeciency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.

Asthma and other allergic diseases are two of the most common health problems. Approximately 50 million Americans have asthma, hay fever or other allergy-related conditions. There are hundreds of ordinary substances that can trigger allergic reactions. Among the most common are plant pollens, molds, household dust, dust mites, cockroaches, pets, cleaning products, foods, medicines, feathers and insect stings. These triggers are called "allergens".

An allergic reaction may occur anywhere in the body but commonly affects the nose, eyes, lungs, lining of the stomach, sinuses, throat and skin. Sometimes allergies can be controlled with the occasional use of an over-the-counter medication. When allergies interfere with day-to-day activities or decrease the quality of life or become life threatening, it’s important to seek medical attention.

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  • Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Rheumatology Institute<br>

    Allergy, Asthma, Immunology and Rheumatology Institute
    19260 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 101
    Medical Park at Stone Oak Bldg
    San Antonio, TX 78258

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  • Allergy and Asthma Clinic of San Antonio<br>

    Allergy and Asthma Clinic of San Antonio
    2829 Babcock Rd
    San Antonio, TX 78229

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  • 5323 Boradway
    San Antonio, TX 78209

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  • 7711 Louis Pasteur Dr.
    Suite 901
    San Antonio, TX 78229

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  • 12602 Toepperwein
    Suite 211
    San Antonio, TX 78233

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