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Finding the Cause of Your Allergy Symptoms

Whether you suffer from severe asthma, hives, allergies, sinusitis, food reactions or other allergic or immune conditions, you want the symptoms controlled as soon as possible. We offer a personalized approach to treatment that's focused on giving you relief while finding the root cause of your symptoms.

We're also a leading center for cutting-edge diagnosis and care, with access to innovative clinical trials that offer you the latest treatments.

Find out more about the allergies we treat.

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Treating seasonal, food and other allergies with personalized care.

Finding the Cause of Your Allergy Symptoms

Whether you suffer from severe asthma, hives, allergies, sinusitis, food reactions or other allergic or immune conditions, you want the symptoms controlled as soon as possible. We offer a personalized approach to treatment that's focused on giving you relief while finding the root cause of your symptoms.

We're also a leading center for cutting-edge diagnosis and care, with access to innovative clinical trials that offer you the latest treatments.

Find out more about the allergies we treat.

The Right Treatment Plan for Your Allergies

  • When it comes to allergies, sometimes over-the-counter and prescription medications just don't work. We specialize in finding the right treatment plan for your condition. Often, you don't need drugs to control your allergies.

    Some of the treatments we offer include:
    • Allergy shots (we work with doctors throughout the region to provide the shots to patients who can't return to our offices for regular injections) 
    • Food, drug and breathing challenges to determine the cause of symptoms 
    • Skin testing 
    • Drug desensitization
Allergies to Food

Food for Thought: Food Allergies

About 12 million Americans have food allergies, including anywhere from 4 percent to 8 percent of children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But allergy symptoms are not one size fits all. And sometimes symptoms start mildly and become worse. You never know what to expect.

Do you have a food allergy? Find out how you can tell and what you can do about it.

Is It a True Food Allergy?

  • The best way to find out is through a diagnostic test done by an allergy specialist. We offer the full array of tests including:

    • A skin-scratch test, to reveal which food, if any, you or your child may be allergic to. 
    • A blood test, which may be performed if the skin-scratch test does not provide clear results.
    • Food challenge test, which introduces patients to specific foods in the safety of the clinical setting to establish if a suspected allergy is indeed a true one.
  • Allergies in the News

    Scott Commins, MD, offers insights into how tick bites can cause allergies to red meat.

Asthma Diagnosis & Treatment

Asthma: Getting it Right

For severe asthma that fails to respond to the usual drugs, we do a comprehensive evaluation of all the possible sources: sinus, reflux, allergies or sleep disorders. You may not even have asthma, but a vocal cord issue or sleep apnea. So it's a matter of discovering the right diagnosis before we begin treatment.

Asthma Specialties

  • Our specialties include treatment for:

    • Aspirin-related asthma: Our nationally known specialists offer a specific procedure to help treat this condition.
    • Acid reflux: We can test your breath for a possible relationship between your allergies and reflux.
    • Immune deficiencies: We specialize in identifying patients who have adult-onset deficiencies in their ability to fight infections — especially patients who might benefit from therapies to help them fight off those infections.
Allergy Care For Children

Our pediatric experts provide friendly care for your child's allergy needs.

At UVA Children's Hospital, we treat allergic diseases, including food and inhalant allergies.

Learn more
 about pediatric allergies.

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