Allergies and asthma are a leading cause of acute and chronic symptoms, which result in work and school absenteeism for millions of people each year. Allergies affect individuals regardless of age, race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Common allergies are seasonal hay fever, dust mites, mold, animal dander, food, insect stings, latex and medications.
Conditions treated for adults and children include:
- Chronic sinus infections
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction affecting many parts of the body at once).
Appropriate evaluation, tests, diagnosis, treatment and education can help manage symptoms that interfere with day-to-day activities.
Some of the Allergy services provided at Gundersen Health System are:
- Skin tests
- Blood tests
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
- Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Prescription medication