Immunology Clinic in Webster TX
An immunologist can diagnose, cure, and manage allergies, asthma, and immunologic illnesses such as primary immune insufficiency. Are you in search of an immunologist near you? Look no further and visit Dr. Niraj Choudhary, M.D., at Allergy and You for comprehensive treatment. For more information, contact us or book an online appointment. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite C Webster TX 77598.
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The immune system is complex and consists of organs, cells, and chemicals that defend against harmful viruses, bacteria, and other attackers. When the immune system isn’t functioning properly, it can cause serious problems that need to be addressed by a specialist.
When you become ill or have allergic reactions, your immune system isn’t functioning as it should. In the past, immune disorders were thought to be rare. Now, with improved testing and diagnosis, immune disorders can be treated quickly. When you understand what’s causing your disease, you can get back to feeling the way you should.
An immunologist works with health issues related to the immune system. Immunologists are doctors who are trained to diagnose, treat, and attempt to prevent immune system disorders.
You may be referred to an immunologist if you have allergies, hay fever, or an autoimmune disorder. When your immune system isn’t functioning properly, your body is not able to fight off infections. That can increase your risk of cancer or autoimmune disorders, which can overwork your immune system.
Immunologists are trained to treat the following conditions:
• Skin conditions like eczema and contact dermatitis
• Respiratory conditions – sinusitis, asthma, and occupational lung disease
• Severe reactions to food, medications, vaccines, and insect bites
• Eye conditions such as allergic rhinitis or other allergies
• Autoimmune conditions like lupus or multiple sclerosis
• Gastrointestinal disorders
An immunologist will need to understand what is causing your allergies or autoimmune disorder to determine the best course of treatment. At your meeting, you will be asked many questions about your symptoms and what can trigger those. The immunologist will do a series of tests to determine the allergen or substance that is causing the problem. Each test will contain tiny amounts of the possible allergens that might trigger an immune response.
The testing includes:
• Blood tests to detect and measure potential allergens in the blood
• Patch tests contain allergens and are placed on the skin to check for a reaction
• Pulmonary function tests to check how well the lungs work
• Skin tests involve using needles that prick the skin with allergens to check for a reaction
• A nasal swab will be done
Once the results from the tests come back, the immunologist will be able to create a treatment plan for you. This may be a recommendation to take over-the-counter medications and try to avoid triggers if your allergy is mild. Or for something more severe, you may need stronger medication or other assistance.
There are varying types of autoimmune disorders and many of them have similar symptoms. Common symptoms of autoimmune disorders include:
• Skin problems
• Joint pain and swelling
• Abdominal pain or digestive issues
• Swollen glands
• Recurring fever
It is difficult to diagnose autoimmune disorders. There is no straightforward method to detect them. There is no single test that can be done to make the determination. It is a combination of symptoms, blood markers, or even a tissue biopsy that may be needed to get a diagnosis. Diagnosis is also made more difficult because the existing symptoms can be caused by other conditions.
To help your doctor in diagnosing an autoimmune disease, bring a detailed list of the symptoms you are experiencing and how long you have had them. A record of your family history, especially if you have a family member who has an autoimmune disease.
Allergy and You in Webster TX can help you with allergies, asthma, and other immune system disorders. Dr. Smriti Choudhary, MD, and Dr. Niraj Choudhary, MD, can test, diagnose, and create a treatment plan to get you feeling better quickly. We are conveniently located at 360 E Medical Center Blvd Suite C Webster TX 77598. For more information, please contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Webster TX, Bacliff TX, Dickinson TX, Seabrook TX, League City TX, and Clear Lake City TX.