What are allergists (immunologists)?

Adhuna C. Mathuria, MD
Allergy & Immunology
Immunology looks at the structure and function of the immune system. Learn more from Adhuna Mathuria, MD, from StoneSprings Hospital Center in this video.
Usually your primary care physician can help diagnose your allergy problems and develop a treatment plan that works for you. In some instances, an evaluation by an allergist may be needed. These specialists can determine which allergens are causing your symptoms and provide appropriate therapies.

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About one out of five Americans suffers from allergies. An allergy is an exaggerated response from the immune system to a substance such as dust, pollen, pet dander or mold. Other common triggers include foods such as peanuts and ...

milk; insect bites; and certain ingredients in cosmetics and jewelry. Allergies can cause anything from rashes and hives to itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, and wheezing.

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