Treatment for food allergy patients in Barrington, IL
At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, our professionals are here to help patients in Barrington, IL, and beyond, with a variety of allergy services. We offer diagnosis and treatment of food and environmental allergies. Additionally, for patients who have food allergies, we offer emergency solutions including epinephrine delivery devices.
What is an EpiPen?
An EpiPen is an epinephrine delivery device that is used when patients with a food allergy develop a reaction. For some patients, allergies may cause their throat to close and make it impossible to breathe. Epinephrine is a medication that almost immediately provides relief, and allows the patient time to get to a physician for an evaluation after they have come in contact with their specific food allergen. Drs. Noga Askenazi, Eugenia Hahn, and Dipika Patel finds that the epinephrine delivery device is the best treatment for food allergies when they occur.
What are the benefits of epinephrine?
There are many reasons patients who have been diagnosed with food allergies may choose to use epinephrine delivery devices. This medication is:
- Readily available
- Great for emergencies
- Easy to use
- Simple to obtain from a doctor
Epinephrine is the first line of defense when patients have a life-threatening allergic reaction not only to food, but to insect bites or certain types of medications. While the medication may have some minor side effects, such as sweating, increased heart rate, and nervousness, it can be extremely beneficial when needed. Patients who use their device will still need to see their doctor immediately following the incident for an evaluation.
Ready to discuss treatment for your allergies or asthma?
The team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates, Drs. Noga Askenazi, Eugenia Hahn, and Dipika Patel, are here to assist patients in the areas of Barrington, Crystal Lake, and Elgin, Illinois. Call 847 888 8802 today to book a consultation appointment with a member of our team and learn about treatment options for your overall health and wellness. We encourage patients to visit our Barrington, IL area practice at 22285 North Pepper, Suite 407 or visit our other two locations in Crystal Lake and Elgin for comprehensive care and effective solutions!