Offering allergy, asthma, sinus, and immunology medicine, St. Lawrence Health has the most comprehensive breathing care in the North Country. From ear, nose, and throat care to pulmonary rehabilitation, our referral-based services are here to ensure you and your family are getting the air you need.
Our immune systems work tirelessly to protect us from harmful viruses and bacteria. But sometimes, our bodies can mistake harmless substances (like animal dander, dust, or grass) for dangerous invaders, and our body’s defense systems will go on the attack - much like “friendly fire” on the battlefield.
Your body may react to things it experiences every day, or to common triggers including:
Your allergies need to be accurately diagnosed by a professional. A simple allergy test will leave you with a partial diagnosis, and an accurate allergy diagnosis has three parts:
Allergy symptoms typically vary person-to-person, but common symptoms include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please make an appointment today.
After you have been accurately tested, our team will evaluate your results and create your treatment plan.
Allergy treatments usually involve three parts: avoiding what is causing your reaction, taking medication, and/or getting allergy vaccine therapy (AVT), which is also known as allergy shots.
Avoiding your allergy trigger is not always possible, and medications often do not provide long-lasting benefits. When allergies interfere with your normal functioning, allergy shots may be right for you.
We can also diagnose and treat issues that may or may not be related to allergies, such as asthma, and problems of the immune system, such as autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency diseases. Smoking cessation services are also offered.
Musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions can cause stiffness, pain, and swelling in your joints, muscles, and/or bones. The Rheumatology team detects and treats rheumatic diseases, including:
Our bodies are built to protect themselves against infectious diseases thanks to our immune systems. The Immunology team provides comprehensive care to adults and children suffering from immune disorders.Learn more about Immunology services
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