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Buffalo General Medical Center
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Allergy & Immunology Clinic

As a part of the training program for State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, this clinic provides patients with access to the latest in research, diagnosis and treatment of allergies and immunological disorders.

The Allergy & Immunology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic disorders in adults over the age of 18, including:

  • Diagnosis of allergic and immunologic disorders
  • Skin testing to diagnose allergy to foods, pollens and insect venoms
  • Allergy injections for immunotherapy, both to environmental and insect allergens
  • Management of seasonal and perennial allergies, asthma, chronic urticaria and eczema
  • Management of primary immune deficiency disorders

Additional Information

Immunologic Disorders
Occur when the body's immune system lacks certain elements that help the body fight infection, making a person more likely to get sick. Those who experience repeated sinus, lung, ear or skin infections may have an immune disorder and may need to see an immunologist for evaluation.
Allergy

An abnormal reaction by the body's immune system to a normally harmless substance. This substance, called an allergen, can produce an allergic reaction by triggering a person's body to produce chemicals that cause classic allergy symptoms.

Allergies can be seasonal or last throughout the year. A primary care physician may make a referral to an allergist for testing of common environmental and food allergens. Reactions can be mild to severe.

Anaphylactic Reaction
A severe, life-threatening reaction that causes tissue swelling, vomiting, and a sudden drop in blood pressure. When swelling occurs in the throat, it can be fatal without medical treatment. The most common causes of an anaphylactic reaction are insect bites or stings; eating shellfish or tree nuts; or being latex exposure.