What other kinds of diseases do allergists treat?
Asthma and “hay fever” are the most common diseases treated by an allergist. In addition, other chronic respiratory symptoms and diseases of the skin such as hives and eczema are evaluated. Some of our patients have symptoms involving the digestive system that are due to food allergies. Drug allergies may need to be evaluated by an allergist. Systemic allergic reactions to insect stings should definitely be evaluated by an allergist. We are also interested in patients who have problems with the immune system that may appear as recurrent infections.