Personalized allergy and asthma treatments designed for your best possible outcome.
At CAAC, our board-certified allergy and asthma specialists take pride in providing The Midlands the most appropriate, effective, and up-to-date care. We do this so that you can achieve long-term—and in many cases permanent—relief of your allergy or asthma problems.
Here are many treatments we offer to improve your quality of life and help you get back to the business of living comfortably, productively and confidently:
- Asthma management & relief – For asthma, we evaluate lung function, measure the extent of inflammation, and determine the presence, type and severity of asthma. We then develop a personalized treatment plan for managing the disease and preventing attacks with appropriate medications and lifestyle changes, which help prevent long-term lung damage and breathing problems. Early treatment of asthma leads to better long-term outcomes, more preserved lung function and a higher quality of life.
- Immunotherapy (allergy shots) – For severe or poorly controlled allergies (non-food-related), we inject small doses of the allergens to which you’re sensitive in order to help your body develop a protective response and reduce symptoms. Studies have shown that appropriately timed immunotherapy can improve or eliminate the development of asthma in at-risk individuals. These injections are given with superfine needles to minimize discomfort, even in toddlers.
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) relief – Allergic rhinitis affects 20 to 25% of people and is the number-one cause of lost productivity at work and school. Common triggers include dust mites, pets, molds, pollen, cockroaches and mice. The first step in treatment is to identify the cause of allergy symptoms. The first line of treatment is environmental changes in order to avoid allergic triggers, followed by medications and, if indicated, allergen immunotherapy.
- Solutions for chronic sinusitis – We begin with a thorough history, followed by an examination, skin tests, and imaging studies, if necessary. Treatment can include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, decongestants, antihistamines, immunotherapy injections, or treatment for immunodeficiency disease.
- Patient education and environmental control instructions – In many cases, making small changes to your environment can provide immediate and long-lasting relief and reduce the need for medicines and/or allergy shots. We provide you with specific information to limit your exposure to allergic triggers based on your test results.
Need more information about treatment for allergies or asthma in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Kershaw and Newberry Counties? Wish to schedule an appointment? Call 803-973-7956. You can also request an appointment using our convenient online form.