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Allergies are what happens when our immune system fights foreign bodies like pollen, foods, drugs, even materials like nickel or latex. Allergic reactions can range from minor to life-threatening. They may be annoying, like a stuffy nose caused by seasonal allergies, or potentially harmful, like anaphylaxis caused by a food allergy.
The same substances that cause allergies can also trigger asthma symptoms. Asthma is a chronic (life-long) disease that can cause wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Like with allergies, asthma symptoms are the body's response to a foreign substance, but with asthma, the reaction affects a person's lungs and airways.
UMMC allergists and immunologists are board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies, asthma, and other diseases of the immune system. Whether the goal is fast relief for occasional allergy symptoms or a comprehensive, long-term treatment plan, our team of experts provides personalized care for each patient's particular needs.
Our providers and staff believe in treating the whole patient-body, mind, and spirit. Our Integrative Immunology and Allergy Clinic puts each patient at the center of care and combines traditional medicine with other evidence-based therapies that have proven to be effective in reducing allergy symptoms. Complementary therapies for the treatment and management of allergies may include, but are not limited: