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Allergy

Allergies can prove challenging to diagnose and treat. At UVA, we have the experience and tools necessary to address complex issues at the root of your problem. 

We evaluate and treat asthma and allergic respiratory and skin conditions, including hives, seasonal allergies, fungal or mold allergies, recurrent infections and stinging insect allergies.

We use state-of-the-art therapies to treat the cause of your allergic condition.

Conditions We Treat
  • Drug allergy
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Food allergy
  • Hives
  • Immune deficiency
  • Insect allergy
  • Mold allergies
  • Nasal polyp
  • Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus headache
  • Sinusitis
The Right Diagnosis & Effective Treatment

We aim to get the right diagnosis of your allergy, through:

  • Skin-scratch tests
  • Blood tests, if the skin-scratch test isn't clear
  • Food, drug challenges to determine the cause of symptoms
  • Breathing tests (spirometry)

Over-the-counter allergy medication doesn't always work. And sometimes, drugs aren't the answer. We offer:

  • 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) 
  • Drug desensitization
  • Immunotherapy

We're known for treating the most complex allergies:

  • 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 fight those infections.