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The leaders in Allergy & Asthma Care.

We pride ourselves in taking the time to understand each patient’s concerns and work effectively alongside our highly skilled support staff to make certain we provide the highest quality care available.

Allergy Partners of the upstate

is a member of the nation’s largest single specialty practice in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Our dedicated Physicians will develop a comprehensive treatment program to bring your life into balance.

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 Recent Posts

 
  • Allergy Myth Busters!
    July 13, 2015
    Myth: Some breeds of dogs are hypoallergenic, so dog allergic patients can tolerate having these dogs in the home.
  • Our very own Allergy Myth Busters!
    July 1, 2015
    Myth: Radiocontrast media reactions are related to shellfish allergy. Busted! Patients with a history of allergy to shellfish are not at increased risk for anaphylaxis from iodinated contrast media. This myth stems from the false assumption that an iodine allergy is the common cause of contrast media and shellfish allergy. In fact, iodine is not an allergen and is structurally unrelated to the tropomyosin proteins which can cause anaphylactic reactions to shellfish. Although it is clear that contrast media can cause a variety of reactions, the mechanism of most of these is poorly understood and is not due to ‘iodine allergy’. Individuals with any allergic condition are at higher risk of contrast media reactions, regardless of a history of allergy to seafood. Fortunately, reactions to contrast media are quite low.
  • Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots): The Allergy Partners Way
    June 10, 2015
    Allergy immunotherapy, more commonly referred to as allergy shots, is the most effective treatment available for environmental allergies. By reducing your reactions to pollens, pet dander, molds and dust mites, allergy shots reduce symptoms and your need for medication. While it is a highly effective treatment, immunotherapy does not contain medication and is composed of natural protein extracts from allergens. By giving gradually increasing doses of the allergen, immunotherapy teaches your immune system to tolerate exposure to the allergens in the environment. It is highly effective in treating sinus and eye symptoms along with asthma, sinusitis and allergy induced eczema. To assure that proper treatment is provided, immunotherapy should always be prescribed by a board certified allergist. Certification by the American Board of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology assures that your doctor has received at least 2 years of additional training specifically in treating allergic diseases. Only through this intense training can a doctor gain full knowledge of immunotherapy treatment.
  • Peanut Allergy: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
    May 27, 2015
    It is estimated that food allergy affects approximately 5% of adults and 8% of children, with peanut allergy nearing approximately 2% of the population. A peanut allergy is when the immune system makes a type of antibody called IgE towards specific proteins in peanut. When a person with peanut allergy is exposed to these peanut proteins, the peanut specific IgE antibodies cause allergy cells (mast cells, basophils, eosinophils, etc.) to create an allergic reaction. The symptoms of an IgE mediated allergic reaction generally happen within minutes to two hours after exposure to the food and can include: itching, flushing, hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, repeated coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, hoarseness, change in voice, dizziness, weakness, fainting, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, or diarrhea. Such reactions can be life threatening.
  • Increased severity of allergic reactions in women: Is estrogen to blame?
    May 8, 2015
    Previous research indicates that women tend to experience more severe allergic reactions - anaphylaxis – than men. The reason behind this has remained somewhat of a mystery, however, a new study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests estrogen could be to blame.
 

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