Do you need to be seen by tan experienced allergist in Atlanta? Make an appointment today and see our experienced allergists at the Allergy & Asthma Center. Our board-certified doctors have years of experience helping those with allergies manage their condition. We’ve treated a broad range of allergies with many patients in the Atlanta, GA area. You don’t need to feel miserable with your seasonal allergies or be paranoid about what you might be exposed to when out and about. Meet with our allergists today, and let’s work together to improve your overall quality of life!
What type of allergies do you treat at your clinic?
You can be allergic to almost anything in your environment. It isn’t just limited to pollen or peanut butter. At our clinic, we can treat you for:
Allergies can also affect the youngest members of your family, and our providers often treat children who have pediatric allergies. You can bring your entire family to The Allergy & Asthma Center for prompt treatment of their allergies.
How do I know if I am allergic to something?
Most people know when they are severely allergic to something as symptoms almost instantly appear. However, when symptoms arrive hours later or build up slowly over time, it may be difficult to pinpoint the cause of your symptoms. You might blame something totally unrelated to your allergy. The best way to determine what you are allergic to is allergy testing at our clinic. Our doctors can administer comprehensive allergy testing to determine precisely what you are allergic to. In fact, we suggest testing for many allergies as most people discover they are allergic to something they were previously totally unaware of.
What kind of allergy testing is available at your location?
The most common way we test for allergies is with a Skin Prick Test. This test involves pricking your skin with a small amount of allergen. We then wait up to 15 minutes and see if a bump develops, similar to a bug bite. In many cases, this is all that we need to confirm an allergy. If the results are less clear, we can use a blood or intradermal testing. These testing procedures are more expensive and uncomfortable, so they are generally not our first choice. We also can use challenge testing and patch testing. There are cases where these tests are best when trying to determine and unknown allergy.
What should I bring with me when I am visiting with an allergist for the first time?
When you meet with our allergist for the first time, you should try to bring as much information as possible with you about your allergy. This should include your medical history, medications you may be taking, and details regarding your experiences with your allergy. Try to take notes about your allergic reaction as this information will be beneficial for our allergists.
Other useful information to give our providers would be:
- What were you exposed to before your allergy appeared?
- How much time elapsed between that exposure and your symptoms?
- How long did the allergic reaction last?
- What makes your symptoms better/worse?
Can you cure my allergy?
There is no cure for allergies, but we can help you manage the symptoms. In some cases, we might suggest allergy shots. This long-term treatment exposes your body to tiny amounts of the allergen to trigger a small allergic reaction. Your immune system plays a key role in allergies as it is the system that overacts when your body is exposed to an environmental allergen. Allergy shots slowly build your body’s tolerance for the allergen to the point where your immune system will stop overreacting over time. Eventually, you should notice your symptoms lessen in their severity and in some cases, vanish altogether.
Where are you located in Atlanta, GA?
The Allergy & Asthma Center’s Atlanta clinic is located at 2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 130 Atlanta, GA, 30329. We are open on Monday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Would you like to make an appointment to meet with one of our great allergists? Call our friendly staff today.