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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
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847-247-1200
85 West Algonquin Road
Suite 550
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
 

Organization website: www.AllergyandAsthmaRelief.org

About Us

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), established in 1942, is a professional medical association of more than 5,700 allergists-immunologists and allied health professionals. ACAAI allergists are board-certified physicians trained to diagnose allergies and asthma, administer immunotherapy, and provide patients with the best treatment outcomes.

 

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For the most part, SLIT risks relate to the nature of the treatment: It is administered at home and without direct medical supervision. Patients...
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Most clinical trials and surveys published over at least 20 years show that SLIT is relatively safe and effective for the treatment of rhinitis and...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
An allergist must first use allergy testing to confirm the patient’s sensitivities. Once this is determined, an allergen extract is prepared in drop...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Sublingual immunotherapy is an alternative way to treat allergies without injections. An allergist gives a patient small doses of an allergen under...
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Immunotherapy is effective in the treatment of allergic asthma. Allergy shots can help relieve the allergic reactions that trigger asthma episodes...
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There is a small danger of anaphylactic shock (a severe allergic reaction) shortly after an injection. Therefore, immunotherapy requires medical...
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An extract of a small amount of the allergen is injected into the skin of the arm. An injection may be given once a week (sometimes more often) for...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
If you have never been diagnosed with allergies, but think you might have them or aren’t sure what causes your allergy symptoms, see an allergist...
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Allergists are experts who test for, diagnose, and treat allergies.
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Your allergist will create a plan for controlling your allergies. This means preventing and treating symptoms. Take these steps:Avoid or limit...
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
If you’re sensitive to an allergen, with the prick or scratch test and intradermal test, a small, red bump appears on the skin where that allergen...
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Very small amounts of allergens are tested on your skin, so skin testing is safe. During the test, the allergist will watch for a possible severe...
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Tell your allergist about all medicines you’re taking, including over-the-counter medicines.Don’t take antihistamines for three to seven days before...
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Anywhere from 10 to 50 different allergens are tested. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to place the allergens on your skin. They are usually put on...
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Skin tests are done in an allergist’s office.There are two types of skin tests:Prick or scratch test: In this test, a tiny drop of a possible...