Allergies including asthma, have become much more common. Studies show around 20% – 30% of the population is affected by allergic diseases. As an example, in the U.S.A. more than 50 million people experience various types of allergies each year and allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness.
The Allergy and Asthma Clinic at HealthBay strives to provide patients with expert treatment and care of allergic diseases. Our department is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and advocacy. We offer comprehensive and evidence based diagnosis and management for adults and children with conditions within the spectrum of allergic disorders, including asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis (eczema), year-round and seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), anaphylaxis, sinusitis, allergic contact dermatitis, angioedema (swelling), urticaria (hives), stinging insect allergy, aspirin sensitivity syndromes, chronic cough and drug allergy.
Our physicians also have experience in diagnosis and treatment of rare and difficult to treat conditions including C1 inhibitor deficiency syndromes, severe asthma, systemic mast cell disorders (e.g., mastocytosis) and resistant-to-treat urticaria. We offer extensive evaluations that may include skin testing and challenge procedures to rule out or confirm a diagnosis.
For patients with allergic disorders, we offer a broad range of treatment options including medications, biologic agents and allergen immunotherapy.
Services and Treatments
- Allergy (immediate hypersensitivity) skin testing
- Allergen immunotherapy (sublingual/subcutaneous)
- Biologic agents for asthma, chronic urticaria, atopic dermatitis
- Drug and food/food additive challenges
- Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis
Dr. Carlos Baptista
Specialist Paediatrician and Paediatric Allergist
Dr. Nikolaos Koutsostathis
Specialist Clinical Immunology and Allergy