Best 30 Allergy Doctors in Huntsville, AL with Reviews - YP.com
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11/21/2013
By: my2centz
Allergy And Asthma Clinic
Dr. Allamneni and his staff are awesome. I've been going there for 1 year and thanks to the shots I've haven't had any allergy symptons. His office is very flexible. I even had to work in Florence for a few months and was able to get shots in their Athens office on Wednedays. I recommend him to all my friends and family!
05/24/2008
By: michelle_sisk
Alabama Asthma Allergy And Immunology Center
I went to see Dr. Kumar after being to several other allergy Doctors that had me very over medicated. One allergy Doctor even had me on a breathing machine with several different types of asthma medicines that weren't helping me at all. Come to find out I really didn't even have asthma in the first place. Always get a second opinion. Anyways, after months of trying to find the right Doctor I was refered to Dr. Kumar through some friends of mine. He is fantastic. I was totally impressed as soon as I walked in his office. Very clean and the working staff was VERY friendly and compassionate. I didn't have to wait any more then 15 minutes to see his nurse and Dr. Kumar sat down with me and really listened to my problems and concerns. He talked over different options with me and was able to help me a great deal with my allergy problems that I have suffered from for many years now. 2 days after seeing Dr. Kumar I received a letter from his office thanking me for being a new patient with them and again was totally impressed to read a complete diagnosis of my conditions, results of my skin test, a list of medications I was prescribed and how to take them properly and comments of what Dr. Kumar was going to try if the current medications didn't work for me. There are very few Doctors left that actually sit down and listen to you, but above this, I don't think I've ever received paper work from any Doctor thanking me visiting them and giving me a diagnosis report. I'm sure you will be very pleased if you go to see Dr. Kumar and you will leave with a smile and a new hope for dealing with allergies. :)
Tips & Advices
A true food allergy happens when a body's immune system perceives a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms in multiple organs. The most severe food allergies can result in anaphylaxis, which is life-threatening. In contrast, symptoms of food intolerance (such celiac disease, or intolerance to lactose or gluten) are less serious and often limited to the digestive tract.
Allergy skin testing uses tiny pricks in the skin to check for allergic reactions, typically to pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites, and foods. Also called a skin prick, puncture, or scratch test, the procedure can test up to 40 different substances at one time. In adults, the test is usually done on the forearm; in children it is typically done on the back. The severity of the allergy is determined by the size of the raised, red, itchy bump (wheal) around the prick site. Skin testing is not painful, as the prick is extremely tiny, but it can be very itchy if your skin responds to the allergen. After the test, a nurse wipes the area with alcohol, which eases itching.
Board certification is a voluntary process. To become board certified, an internist or pediatrician must first complete at least two years of additional study an allergy/immunology training program. Then he or she must pass a certifying exam administered by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI). Board certified specialists participate in continuing education to keep up with the latest medical science and technology and with best practices in patient safety and quality healthcare. There are approximately 4,500 board certified allergists/immunologists in the United States.
See an allergist if allergy symptoms (runny nose, cough watery eyes) last for more than three months and don’t respond to over-the-counter drugs, or if with  frequent sinus or ear infections or headaches. With other health issues (heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, glaucoma, diabetes, or prostate problems), speak with an allergist and your primary care doctor before taking over-the-counter allergy or cold medication.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflamed and narrowed airways. Symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, and coughing at night or early in the morning. Children are more likely to have asthma than adults. An asthmatic person always has asthma, but will only experience asthma attacks if an allergic reaction or other hypersensitivity triggers bronchial spasms in the lungs. A severe asthma attack can be fatal.

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