Residents of Illinois seek highly effective allergy and asthma treatments
Allergies can diminish the quality of life of adults and children. A number of allergens can lead to various symptoms. Fortunately, the caring team of doctors at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois can help. In addition to treating allergies, they treat allergic diseases such as asthma. Our team provides safe and effective treatments in our offices in Crystal Lake, Elgin, and Lake Barrington.
Providing relief to allergies
We offer immunotherapy allergy treatment which involves shots that help the body adjust to an allergen. Although the shots do not cure the allergies, they can help improve symptoms and reduce allergic reactions. It is important to explore treatment if allergy medications have not worked or symptoms last more than three months a year.
Treatment involves visiting the doctor one or twice a week for several months. A shot will be administered in the upper arm, containing a tiny amount of the allergen, which could be pollen, pet dander, dust mites mold, or bee venom. Eventually the dose will gradually increase. Then, there is usually a shot every two to four weeks for four to five months. Over time, allergy symptoms could disappear.
Asthma causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Periods of coughing, shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, and wheezing are known as asthma attacks. These attacks are often, though not always, brought on by inhaling allergens. Since allergies and asthma often coexist, lung function tests may be recommended. A spirometry device measures a number of functional indicators to pinpoint the source of breathing troubles, including but not limited to asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
We will develop a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of the patient. Over-the-counter medications and products may be prescribed to relieve symptoms. Another treatment method could involve making changes to lifestyle. Avoiding or minimizing exposure to an offending allergen can improve quality of life.
In excellent hands
Our team of doctors is comprised of Dr. Noga Askenazi, board certified asthma and allergy specialist; Dr. Eugenia Hahn, board certified allergist and immunologist; and Dr. Sandra Jaeschke, board certified medical practitioner and certified asthma instructor. They have the training and expertise to identify the right treatment for you. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today by calling 847 888 8802.