As the largest practice in San Antonio, our board certified doctors and medical staff are experts at treating ailments in children and adults. Our team of medical professionals is committed to caring for patients with asthma, allergies and immunology issues. We seek to improve the quality of lives for our patients and their families by providing them with comprehensive medical services in a timely and caring manner.
Eczema is a chronic or recurrent inflammatory skin disease that usually begins in the first few years of life. It is often the initial indication that a child may later develop asthma and/or allergic rhinitis (hay fever). In infants, eczema usually appears as tiny bumps on the cheeks. *
Our team of health care professionals conducts research on immunologic diseases in an effort to provide advanced care for our patients. Being specialists in this field of medicine, our focus is allergies, asthma and the ways the body protects itself from infections and diseases. *
Hives (urticaria), involve red, itchy, swollen areas of the skin that range in size and appear anywhere on the body. They can appear suddenly, and may be the result of an allergic reaction. Some people have chronic urticaria that occurs almost daily for months or, in some cases, years. *
If you are insect-allergic, after the first sting, your body produces antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). If stung again by the same kind of insect, the venom interacts with this specific IgE antibody, triggering the release of substances that cause an allergic reaction. *
Allergies to pets are caused by protein found in the animal's dander (dead skin cells), saliva or urine. For birds, many people are allergic to the excreta. The proteins from pets are carried on microscopic particles through the air. When inhaled, they trigger reactions in allergic people. *