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Expert Allergist Near Buffalo, NY

Allergy Services

Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, itching, wheezing—these common signs of allergies can cause significant discomfort, frustration, and disruption in daily life for people of all ages.

At Buffalo Amherst Allergy, now part of Great Lakes Allergy, we understand the impact allergies can have on individuals and their families. That's why we are dedicated to providing expert allergy testing and treatment to help our patients manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.

With over 20 years of dedicated service, our team of allergy specialists is committed to providing expert care and support. Our approach to allergy care is comprehensive, from utilizing diagnostic testing to identify what triggers your allergic reactions to creating personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.

Whether it's seasonal allergies causing congestion and sneezing, a food allergy necessitating a restrictive diet, asthma or cough leading to limitation of activities, a bug bite leading to unexpected itching and swelling, or skin reactions causing discomfort, we have the expertise and resources to effectively manage your symptoms.

If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms and suspect allergies might be the cause, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us today for a comprehensive evaluation.

We're not just experts in allergy care – we're your partners in achieving a healthier, more comfortable life.


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Allergic Reaction Treatment & Allergy Shots Near You

Allergy Symptoms, Testing & Treatment

Before treatment can begin, having an accurate diagnosis is crucial. Our team utilizes state-of-the-art allergy tests to identify your specific allergen triggers and develop a personalized treatment plan. Depending on what your suspected allergies are, we may recommend:

  • Prick Testing: This is often the first step in identifying your allergies. It's quick, minimally invasive, and typically performed during your initial appointment. Also called scratch testing, prick testing can identify reactions to dozens of allergens, including pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and certain foods.
  • Patch Testing: Patch testing is essential for contact dermatitis and skin allergies. Potential allergens are applied to small patches, which are then applied to your skin, usually on your back, allowing us to observe reactions over a few days.
  • Food Challenge: Food challenges are meticulously monitored tests designed to pinpoint allergies to specific foods. It's the gold standard for diagnosing food allergies, providing clear and accurate results.
  • Medication Challenge: Like a food challenge, a medication challenge is carefully conducted under close supervision. This test helps to confirm or rule out allergies to specific medications, ensuring your safety and peace of mind.

Our experienced team conducts these tests with the utmost care for your comfort and safety, aiming to deliver precise allergy assessments tailored to your needs. This precise approach enables us to better understand your condition and tailor a more effective allergy treatment plan.

Common treatments include:

  • Over-The-Counter Medications: Based on the severity of your allergies, we may recommend medications to help relieve symptoms, such as antihistamines, nasal sprays, or eye drops.
  • Prescription Medications: For more severe allergies, we may prescribe stronger medications to manage symptoms and reduce the frequency and severity of allergic reactions. EpiPens are particularly common for those with severe, life-threatening allergies.
  • Allergy Immunotherapy: Also known as allergy injections or allergy shots, this treatment involves regular injections of gradually increasing doses of an allergen extract that triggers your allergic reactions. This builds up your immunity to the allergen, reducing symptoms and severity over time.
  • Prevention Strategies: Our team will also provide strategies and tips to help you avoid allergens and reduce the likelihood of experiencing an allergic reaction.

We believe in a personalized approach to allergy treatment, considering your specific needs, lifestyle, and health history. We take the time to explain your options thoroughly and answer any questions you may have so you feel confident in your treatment plan and its potential benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of allergies do you treat?

We aim to ensure that every patient lives as free from allergy-related discomfort as possible. Here's a closer look at the various allergies we can help you address:

  • Seasonal Allergies: Often due to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds, these allergies can cause symptoms such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and a runny nose.
  • Food Allergies: Reactions can range from mild to life-threatening. Common food allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, and shellfish.
  • Eczema & Contact Dermatitis: Skin reactions that present as itching, redness, and irritation due to contact with allergens or irritants.
  • Insect Allergies: Stings or bites from bees, wasps, ants, and other insects can trigger allergic reactions in some people.
  • Medication Allergies: Some individuals may experience adverse reactions to certain medications, which can vary in severity.

How do I know if I have allergies?

Allergies can manifest in many different ways, making it challenging to self-diagnose. If you're experiencing symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes or skin, or difficulty breathing and suspect allergies may be the cause, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team for an accurate diagnosis.

How often do I need to get allergy shots?

The frequency and duration of allergy shot treatment can vary depending on your specific allergies and response to treatment. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best schedule for your individual needs.

How do I schedule an appointment with an allergy specialist near me?

We make it easy to book an appointment with an allergist in Western New York. Simply fill out our patient-friendly form to schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (716) 631-0380. We are excited to see you and help you find relief from your allergies!

Schedule An Allergy Test Today & Start Feeling Better

Breathe Easier. Live Better. Allergy-Free.