Prevea allergy and asthma
Itchy, watery eyes. A stuffy nose. Sneezing and wheezing. Sound familiar? These are common symptoms for those living with allergies or asthma, and they can impact your quality of life. Whether you experience seasonal allergies, worry about your child having a food or medication allergy or experience asthma, Prevea allergists create a customized treatment plan so you or your child can find relief.
If over-the-counter medications are no longer controlling your symptoms, seeking the help of an expert may benefit you. Prevea’s specially-trained allergists work closely with you to understand your symptoms and determine a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle. If allergy testing is needed, we will perform the test in a controlled environment to safely identify allergic reactions.
Our physicians are fellowship trained and board-certified, and have the expertise to treat the most common to the most complex conditions in adults and children. And, accessing care is easy with locations in Green Bay, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay. You may not need a referral to see a Prevea allergist, but it’s best to check with your insurance carrier to make sure. Find a doctor near you and find relief from your symptoms.
Seasonal allergy symptoms can occur throughout the year, depending on which allergens are in season. Symptoms from ragweed, dust and pollen can include itchy, red or watery eyes, a congested or runny nose, sneezing, sinus pressure and more. A Prevea allergist can help determine which environmental allergens are triggering your symptoms
and create a plan to help you feel better.
Our board-certified physicians will discuss your food related concerns and consider further testing and treatment options. If you have already been diagnosed with food allergies or you have questions regarding food allergies, you may also consider food challenges. This entails giving you a small portion of a food in our office and then you are monitored for a reaction. When you know which foods you or your child is allergic to, you can better plan to avoid food allergic reactions
Eczema, rashes and chronic hives
Dry, itchy skin that won’t go away may be a sign of eczema. Eczema and other skin conditions, such as an allergic reaction rash or chronic hives can be triggered by allergens you encounter in your day-to-day life. These skin conditions can be evaluated and treated by an allergist, and they can help you create a plan to avoid these allergens.
Asthma symptoms can be evaluated by an allergist
to understand your asthma triggers. The physician can then conduct a lung function test or use another test to determine what is causing the symptoms, and then create a plan to better manage asthma.
Prevea provides evaluation and treatment for immune deficiency issues, such as recurrent infections. Our physicians also work closely with other providers, such as ear, nose and throat specialists and gastroenterologists, to co-manage conditions.
Evaluation and management of allergic and immunologic conditions in children and adults, including:
- Allergic rhinitis (hayfever, pet allergy, etc.)
- Allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies)
- Food allergies
- Bee sting allergies
- Medication allergies
- Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions)
- Recurrent infections
- Allergy testing (skin and blood)
- Lung function testing
- Food ingestion challenges
- Penicillin testing
- Medication challenges
- Subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) for environmental and bee sting allergy
- Injectable medications for allergic asthma and chronic urticaria
- Immunoglobulin replacement therapy (intravenous and subcutaneous)
Penicillin allergy testing:
According to the CDC, approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population reports having a penicillin allergy, but once tested, fewer than one percent of people are found to be truly allergic. Additionally, many people outgrow or lose their penicillin allergy after 10 years. An allergist can discuss the risks of having a persistent penicillin allergy and determine whether penicillin allergy testing would be beneficial. This can be done with a skin test, or it can often be done using an amoxicillin graded dose challenge, where the patient is given a small amount of amoxicillin and then monitored by the allergist in a supervised and controlled setting. If the patient does not show signs of a reaction, the allergist will then give them more of the amoxicillin to determine if an allergy exists.