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.

An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. An allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our immune system protects us from invading organisms that can cause illness. *

As an alternative to shots, allergy drops is an effective way to treat environmental allergies. Instead of injections, patients are given drops under the tongue to help reduce allergic symptoms. *

Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways, or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma your airways are always inflamed. *

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. *

Your immune system overreacts to a particular protein found in that food. Symptoms can occur when coming in contact with just a tiny amount of the food. *

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. *

Your immune system is constantly on the defense-fighting germs that could cause infections. If you experience the following, then you are experiencing recurrent infections: *

This procedure involves a thorough examination of the nasal passages. Patients experiencing sinusitis and other related health issues have a scope placed in their nasal passages to inspect for inflammation or abnormal issues. *

This type of therapy is an accelerated type of therapy for allergies because the doses are more rapid than traditional immunotherapy. The treating physician consults you about the benefit and risks of the rush therapy, along with the proposed length of treatment. *

If your stuffy nose and cough last longer than one or two weeks, you may have more than a cold. Rhinosinusitis is a swelling of one or more of your nasal sinuses and nasal passages. It is often called sinusitis or a sinus infection. *

Xolair (omalizumab) is a drug used for treating asthma. The treating physician consults you about the benefit and risks of the medication, along with the proposed length of treatment. *