The Allergy & Asthma Center
Welcome to the website of The Allergy & Asthma Center. Established in 1986, our practice serves the metro Atlanta area with state of the art allergy and asthma care with three convenient locations: Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Conyers. We care for the allergy and asthma patient of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Our philosophy is foremost patient centered and we strive to make the individual an integral part of the healing process.
During the course of your or your child’s evaluation, board certified allergists will handle every aspect of your care. Our physicians are board certified in allergy, asthma, and immunology, and have decades of experience treating the most challenging allergic medical conditions including allergic rhinitis, asthma, insect allergy, food
The word asthma is derived from Greek and is literally translated as "panting" or "shortdrawn breath". If you or your child has ever experienced an asthma attack, this translation seems quite appropriate. Yet asthma specialists are quick to point out that most asthma patients have more subtle symptoms and, only rarely,
One of the most common presentations of allergies in both children and adults involves the nose and eyes. The clinical condition involving nasal symptoms is called “rhinitis” and we call allergic involvement of the eyes “conjunctivitis”. We all know people who suffer from allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever”. You can spot them from across the room.
Food allergies can be one of the most frustrating and complex allergy issues facing physicians, patients and families. Considering the unlimited number of foods (and food additives) that are consumed the variable time between ingestion and the allergic reaction and the varied and often subtle symptoms which result, it seems miraculous when the food that is causing the symptoms is actually identified. Although an individual may be allergic to any food, there are eight foods that account for 90% of all food allergic reactions. These are: milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.
How prevalent are food allergies? Approximately 4% of Americans are estimated to have food allergies. The prevalence of food allergies is highest (6-8%) in infants and young children under three years old. Fortunately, the incidence of documented food allergies decreases with age, probably due to the development of tolerance in children allergic to milk, wheat, soy, and eggs. Read More [..]
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is the most common rash presenting during infancy and childhood. Generally red, dry, scaly, and extremely itchy, it often presents with a characteristic distribution on the body. In infants, it usually presents in the first few months of life, and it typically involves the cheeks, the back of the ears, the buttocks, the bends of the arms, and behind the knees.
As children grow older, the rash can spread to involve any place on the body that can be rubbed or scratched, but the classic distribution continues to be in the folds of the arms and behind the knees. Many patients with eczema have a strong family history of allergies, and many go on to Read More [..]