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The Ochsner Health System Section of Allergy and Immunology consists of board-certified physicians who treat both adult and pediatric patients. For your convenience, allergy services are available at our hospitals and most of our neighborhood health centers.
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What is an Allergist-Immunologist?
An Allergist-Immunologist is an expert in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of allergic diseases and disorders of the immune system. Such conditions include:
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Allergic Asthma
- Urticaria (hives) and Angioedema
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
- Insect allergies
- Antibiotic and other drug related allergies
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Latex allergies
What symptoms does an Allergist-Immunologist treat?
Common allergic symptoms include:
- Watery eyes
- Runny or blocked nose
- Itching of the eyes, ears, nose and mouth
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the eyelids, lips or body
Chronic allergic problems may cause other symptoms including headache, fatigue or nausea. Allergic symptoms can affect some patients all year long and other patients during only one season.
Ochsner's Asthma Management Program features both inpatient and outpatient services. Outpatient services include individual education courses for the patient and family, objective monitoring of asthma, identification and control of environmental hazards, and acute management plans for home management of exacerbations and regular follow-up care.