Allergy, Asthma, Immunology on Madison

Allergy and Immunology in New York City

Evelyn Tolston, M.D. - Monday, August 26, 2013

An allergy is the body's intolerance of a certain substance or item. For some reason or another, an allergy sufferer’s body is sensitive to such a substance, and it reacts by causing an immune system response. The immune system response seeks to rid the body of the foreign object in a number of ways. A person who has a food allergy may develop diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. A person who is allergic to pollen may experience swollen, closed nasal passages and a runny nose. A person who is allergic to dogs or cats may develop hives or itchy, runny eyes.

A wide variety of allergies exists, and each person with allergies can have various reactions to the allergens. Furthermore, allergic reactions can be mild or life threatening. For example, a person might react to a bug bite by getting a single painful raised bump, while another person who receives a bee sting may need to be hospitalized for difficulty breathing.

An allergy and immunology facility is where a person can go if he or she thinks that an allergy exists. At this type of facility, immunologists are able to perform a series of tests to determine if any allergy exists. If the immunologists find that the sufferer is allergic to a certain substance, he or she can then develop an effective treatment plan that includes immunology.

Specialists may perform one or several tests for allergies. The skin test is a test in which the specialist pokes the person’s skin with a panel of widely known allergens. This panel may include dog or cat hair, dust mites, ragweed and more. The specialist will then watch the client’s reaction to determine if he or she has an allergy, and to which substance the person has the greatest reaction. The specialist can then develop a treatment plan from there. Other tests the facility may administer are asthma evaluations, nasal functions tests, drug allergy testing, food allergy testing, and various laboratory tests.

Immunology treatment includes slowly exposing the allergic person to small amounts of an allergen. For example, a person who is allergic to dust mites will receive weekly or monthly shots of a substance that contains a small amount of dust mites. The concept is that slow exposure to the substance will build the person’s immunity and sensitivity to the substance. This method is highly effective and is widely used in the treatment of various allergies. To get started with treatment, an interested party can contact an allergy and immunology facility today.

Allergies and Asthma in New York

Evelyn Tolston, M.D. - Monday, August 12, 2013

Patients who are suffering from allergies and asthma fight a continual battle with their environment and incapacitating symptoms. Individuals can now find help with an allergist New York. The professionals at Allergy, Asthma, Immunology on Madison help patients to clearly define the exact causes of their allergic reactions. After the problem has been identified, treatment is started that employs the most up to date medical technology and medications.

Dr. Evelyn Tolston, M.D. specializes in allergies, asthma and immunology. She is board certified to practice in the fields of allergy and internal medicine. Dr. Tolston retains an academic position at New York University Hospital and often serves as a guest lecturer at numerous educational facilities where she has given many scientific presentations on allergy and immunology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

When patients present themselves to Dr. Tolston, she begins an in depth assessment of the patient's symptoms, environment and diet. She takes the time to interview new patients in order to find clues in an individual's daily routine, habits or environment that may play a part in triggering allergy symptoms. Comprehensive testing is done to determine the source of allergens by performing a detailed skin test that checks for allergies to foods and numerous environmental components. After the sources of the allergies and asthma symptoms have been identified, Dr. Tolston prescribes a personalized treatment program designed for the patient's specific sensitivities. If a patient's daily routine or habits exposes him or her to allergen triggers, Dr. Tolston will consult the individual on changes that can help reduce exposure.

Dr. Tolston continually remains current on the newest treatment options in allergy and immunology. Her patients receive the finest care available as Dr. Tolston employs the most advanced and best treatments that traditional and holistic medicine have to offer. Patients under Dr. Tolston's care are frequently monitored for changes in their condition, and treatments are adjusted according to findings in order to maintain the best and most accurate care.

The allergist New York office is conveniently located on Madison Avenue. The office has extended hours on certain weeknights to accommodate the busy schedules of its allergy and immunology patients. Appointments can be booked online or by contacting the facility by phone.