SLUCare Otolaryngic Allergy and Immunology
Specialized diagnoses and treatment of inhalant allergies
SLUCare's Otolaryngic Allergy and Immunology specialists diagnose and treat inhalant allergies. We use an intradermal allergy testing method with end point titration to determine the offensive allergen agent.
Testing takes place in our clinic and results are available immediately. Depending on the result, allergies maybe treated by medications or desensitization injections. The goal is to produce an allergic balance so that the patient may be free of existing allergic illness and avoid new allergic related illnesses.
To achieve desensitization, allergy injections are given on a weekly basis by the nurse in the clinic with physician supervision. Each injection consists of small but increasing amounts of the allergen to control the allergic response, so when the patient is exposed to the offensive allergen he\she will have little to no reaction. The first 12 injections are given in the office. The patient may then opt to administer injections at home or continue weekly visits to the clinic. If the patient elects to have home injections, the patient and family members are instructed on administering the injection safely.
In addition, we include a strong focus on patient education to avoid or eliminate allergens to help control their symptoms.
- Intradermal allergy testing
- Desensitization injections
- Patient education
- Inhalant allergies
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3660 Vista Ave., Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63110
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