Allergy & Asthma Clinic near Madison, MS
Suffering from allergies and asthma is more than just an inconvenience. An attack can be life-threatening.
Don’t spend your days in fear of when your next attack may happen; get on top of the game with experienced diagnosis and treatment plans from the Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinic.
Our team of highly educated doctors listen carefully to your symptoms, run tests if needed, and work with you to create an actionable plan for ongoing asthma or allergy management. It is our goal to help you live your life however you want to live it - without letting your allergies or asthma get in the way.
Allergy Testing near Madison, MS
One of the first steps to developing a livable allergy management plan is finding out exactly what you’re allergic to. Do you suffer from food allergies, such as eggs, milk, or shellfish? Or do you have seasonal allergies, with your sniffling, sneezing, and watery eyes kicking in at certain times of the year?
There are a variety of different tests your allergist may order to determine whether you’re allergic to certain substances. Some of the tests we employ at MSAAC include:
Skin tests require pricking the surface of the skin and introducing a small amount of the suspected allergen.
After 15 minutes of exposure, signs of an allergic reaction are evaluated. Some common signs of allergic reaction from a skin test include:
There are two major types of skin testing: prick testing and intradermal testing.
With prick testing, the surface of the skin is pricked with a plastic device that has been dipped into a small amount of the allergen. Intradermal testing, however, requires injecting small amounts of the allergen under the skin.
In both types of skin testing, your allergist is looking for signs of Immunoglobulin E, the antibodies produced by the immune system as the result of an allergic reaction.
Rather than looking for immediate allergic reactions, patch tests look for the delayed allergic reaction, sometimes over the course of days.
In patch testing, your reaction to skin contact with an allergen is tested by applying allergens on patches to your back. These patches are left on your skin for 48-72 hours and removed when you return to the doctor’s office.
Some allergens that can be tested with patch testing include:
We conduct our allergy testing in our comfortable office environment in our office near Madison, Mississippi. Schedule your appointment today!
Asthma Treatment near Madison, MS
If you’ve found yourself coughing, wheezing, and struggling for breath, you may have asthma.
Asthma can be a life-threatening condition that, if left untreated and not managed, can lead to hospitalization and even death.
If you don’t yet have a diagnosis of asthma, one of our skilled asthma doctors will carefully discuss and note your symptoms and perform any necessary tests to get a proper diagnosis. Following a diagnosis, your doctor will work with you to develop a plan for managing your asthma that allows you to live the life you want with as little disruption from your asthma as possible.
Some possible ways to manage your asthma include:
Staying up-to-date on vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia
Identifying and avoiding triggers
Taking daily asthma medications
Carrying an inhaler with you
Regular use of a nebulizer
Because asthma is not a curable condition, the best you can do is work toward managed asthma and decreased number and severity of attacks.
The team at MSAAC is dedicated to helping you reach your asthma management goals. Schedule your appointment today!