Allergy & Asthma Clinic Near Nellieburg, MS

Asthma and allergies can be more than just uncomfortable. An attack can be life-threatening. 

The good news is you don’t need to live in fear! 

At Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic, we can get you a diagnosis and treatment plan to help you. Our doctors want you to be able to experience life unhindered by your allergies or asthma. 

Using their years of education and experience, they listen to your symptoms, run any needed tests, then work with you to develop a plan. 

You are involved in every step of the process because no one knows your allergies or asthma better than you. Get help today!

Allergy Testing near Nellieburg, MS

If you are unsure of what you are allergic to, it can be difficult to manage your allergies. You also may find you are allergic to more than one thing. 

Common allergies range from foods such as shellfish, dairy, and eggs to environmental triggers such as grass, trees, and ragweed. The only way to know your allergens for sure is to get tested. 

At MSAAC we use tests such as: 

Skin Testing

A skin test is when a doctor takes a small amount of allergen and pricks your skin with it. After 15 minutes of exposure, the allergic reaction, if any, is noted. Some common signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Welts

There are two kinds of skin testing: prick testing and intradermal testing.

In a prick test, the skin is pricked with a plastic device that is dipped in the allergen. Intradermal testing requires the allergen be injected into the skin like a shot. 

In both tests, the allergist looks for any signs of Immunoglobin E, which are antibodies that show an allergic reaction occurred. 

Patch Testing

A patch test is less immediate than skin testing. It looks for a reaction over the course of a few days. 

In patch testing, a patch with the suspected allergen is applied to the skin and worn for 48-72 hours. The patch is then removed upon your return to the doctor's office. 

Some common allergens tested with patches include:

  • Latex

  • Hair dyes

  • Resins

  • Fragrances

  • Medications

  • Preservatives

  • Metals 

All of our allergy testing is performed in our office near Nellieburg, Mississippi. Schedule an appointment today!

Asthma Treatment near Nellieburg, MS

Have you ever found yourself coughing uncontrollably, wheezing, and struggling to breathe? If so, you may suffer from asthma. 

Asthma can be a life-threatening condition, which when left untreated can lead to hospitalization, and even death. The outlook is not always grim, though. 

With proper diagnosis and treatment, your asthma can be managed. 

It is incredibly important to get diagnosed in order to find a treatment plan that suits you. 

At our asthma clinic, our doctors listen to your symptoms and perform diagnostic tests when needed to get you the diagnosis you deserve. Then, your doctor creates a plan with you to help reduce the severity of your attacks and relieve your symptoms. 

Some possible management strategies include: 

  • Staying up-to-date on vaccinations for illnesses that affect your lungs, such as influenza and pneumonia

  • Identifying and avoiding triggers

  • Taking daily medication

  • Constant access to an inhaler

  • Regular use of a nebulizer

  • Losing weight

 

Asthma is not curable, but it can be managed. Our team at MSAAC is here to help you. Start your journey towards relief today!