At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), relief is within reach. We combine the latest treatments with decades of experience to deliver exceptional allergy care.
We offer relief from the stress and discomfort that allergies can cause. Our physicians successfully treat people for whom other treatments have not been successful. These capabilities are one of the many reasons doctors from across western Pennsylvania trust us to care for challenging allergy problems.
Other highlights of our program include:
We diagnose and treat a broad range of allergic conditions including:
Allergies happen when a person’s immune system becomes sensitive to particles in the air. Common symptoms include:
Testing helps identify which substances you are allergic to (allergy triggers). We use this information to determine the best treatments.
Most people feel better with medication and by taking steps to avoid triggers. You may also receive allergy immunotherapy injections to reduce your sensitivities and symptoms.
Hives are patches of itchy, red skin that often signal an allergic reaction. With chronic hives, symptoms occur for no reason and can last six weeks or more.
We help you get relief with medications. And we teach you how to manage flare-ups so you can avoid visiting the emergency department.
Chronic sinusitis happens when your sinuses become swollen. If the condition lasts 12 weeks or more, abnormal growths (polyps) may be to blame. We help many people get relief with medications that we tailor to help maximize your quality of life.
Sometimes the drugs you take for other medical conditions can cause serious allergic reactions. We are one of few programs in western Pennsylvania that offers testing and challenge for a broad range of potential drug allergies. This testing helps us identify substitutes that are safe for you to take even if you have multiple drug allergies.
This complex food allergy has symptoms that mirror other conditions, such as reflux. We work together with your digestive disease doctor (gastroenterologist) to find out what’s causing your symptoms.
We use sophisticated testing methods to help assess potential triggers for eosinophilic esophagitis diagnosis. This information helps you receive appropriate care and relief that lasts. Read more about eosinophilic esophagitis.
When insect stings happen, the animal injects venom into your skin. The venom causes life-threatening allergic reactions in some people, including difficulty breathing (anaphylaxis). These reactions often occur with bites from flying insects, such as bees.
If you’ve experienced a severe reaction to a flying insect sting, we offer testing to confirm whether you are allergic. If you test positive for insect allergies, you may receive venom immunotherapy to help you build up a tolerance. After treatment, if you get stung, you are less likely to experience a reaction. And if you do, symptoms are often less severe.