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Allergy and Immunology

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4.9 out of 5

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Specialists for Adults and Children

Now offering allergy drop therapy


Why do I have allergies?

Causes
Environmental causes such as animal hair and dander, food, environmental chemicals, or pollen may cause allergies. ADC’s allergy  and immunology specialists are trained in treating and helping to alleviate the pain and discomfort your allergies may bring. If you are ready for allergy and asthma relief, we have three offices to serve you, ADC North, ADC Circle C and ADC Steiner Ranch. Give us a call at 512-901-4002 for information or to make an appointment.

Symptoms
ADC doctors and providers know allergies can be a hassle. Symptoms vary for each individual but some common signs of allergic reactions include:

  • Coughing
  • Itchy ears, eyes, throat or skin
  • Runny nose and congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Asthma

What causes Asthma?

Causes
Allergies are a common cause of asthma symptoms and you may experience an asthma attack when exposed to a substance that triggers an allergic reaction. The Austin Diagnostic Clinic providers can help you discover what triggers your asthma attacks.

For some individuals, asthma attacks may be triggered by:

  • Cold or dry air
  • Air pollution
  • Some medications
  • Stressful situations that heighten emotions
  • Preservatives, sulfites and other chemicals found in processed foods
  • Environmental or occupational chemicals or pollutants
  • The onset of the menstrual cycle
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight

Symptoms
Patients with asthma may experience breathing difficulties that often cause chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, or whistling noises when inhaling or exhaling. Our Austin asthma specialists are committed to helping you treat and manage your asthma. We’ll help you determine whether you simply need over the counter remedies or prescription inhalers and anti-inflammatory medications.

Allergy and Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment

If you or someone you know struggles with asthma or allergies, visit our doctors to see how we can help you feel and breathe better. Our doctors offer a variety of tests to help diagnose and treat asthma and allergies:

  • Skin Testing: For allergies to inhalant (airborne) materials, foods, insect venoms and medications
  • Patch Testing: For contact allergic reactions
  • Ingestion Challenge Test (Food Allergy Testing): For allergies to foods or medications
  • Spirometry: Testing for lung function
  • Exercise Challenge Testing: For exercise-induced breathing problems

Your allergist can discuss these tests with you and determine the best and most effective treatment plan for your needs including immunotherapy (allergy shots) or allergy drops.

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Doctors & Providers

Kris Flury, FNP-C, Allergy, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic

Kristine Flury, FNP-C

  • Accepting New Patients
Scott Oberhoff, MD, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Allergy and Immunology

Scott Oberhoff, MD

  • Accepting New Patients

John Villacis, MD

  • Accepting New Patients