Allergy, Asthma, Immunology on Madison

Allergist on Madison Avenue in New York City

Evelyn Tolston, M.D. - Monday, August 19, 2013
When you need to choose an allergist in New York City, the decision is easy with Allergy and Immunology on Madison. They are there for all of your allergy needs including asthma and immunology with specific immunologist and asthma specialist options that will be able to help identify, treat and prevent your allergy problems. Visiting an allergist can help you discover the cause of your symptoms, decide on a treatment plan and discuss how to prevent the allergies from affecting you. Allergy and Immunology on Madison is able to help with any and all needs at their convenient office on Madison Avenue.

If allergies are suspected, it is important to not ignore them. Doing this will only make your life miserable and make breathing and doing everyday activities more difficult. Visiting an office that specializes in allergies will help identify your allergy problems and enable you to know if you have any immunodeficiency or asthma problems that would require an immunologist or asthma specialist. 

For allergies there are many different treatment options such as shots, oral medications and even holistic natural options. When you work with an allergy specialist, they will be able to help you determine which option or options is best to deal with your specific allergies. For asthma and immunodeficiency sufferers there are also many treatments including medication, inhalers and therapies that the specialist will be able to recommend. 

Once you have worked with a specialist to understand and treat your allergy symptoms, it is important to take steps that will prevent you from having any major attacks in the future. There are different medicines that are available as well as home remedies that you can practice to keep allergies from coming back. Asthma and immunodeficiency patients are also given a variety of options to keep them healthy such as eating and avoiding specific foods, avoiding trigger areas and maintaining a proper regime of medicine.

Whether you are suffering from allergies, asthma or immunodeficiency problems Allergy and Immunology on Madison is able to help you through every step of the way. With their help you will be back to feeling better and leading a normal life without any respiratory problems getting in your way. Call the center today to schedule an initial consultation appointment with our very own New York Time's Super Doctors, Dr. Evelyn Tolsten.

Treat Your Asthma Efficiently

Evelyn Tolston, M.D. - Monday, July 22, 2013

Many persons are not aware that the symptoms of asthma constitute an immune system response. Asthma, in fact, is a disorder of the immune system. The very same system that protects the human body from disease can over-react. Then the immune system attacks the body instead of the disease. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of asthma. It is important for parents of asthmatic children to be aware of clinics specializing in treatments for them.


Asthma begins quietly. Many asthmatic children and adults have inherited a predisposition towards asthma. When they are exposed to allergens, their bodies will automatically trigger an allergic response that will eventually result in asthma. Other people may inhale a chemical component or pet dander or pollen. These substances may then cling to the membranes in the lungs. For either type of person, the foreign substances may trigger an allergy cascade. That means that T cells and B cells have been activated to produce antibodies. These cells are now at the ready, and the next time the body encounters the substances an allergic, asthmatic reaction will occur.


Asthma is a serious, chronic condition in which airways are always inflamed. The inflammation makes it very difficult to move air in and out of the lungs. Asthmatics often experience wheezing and a very disconcerting shortness of breath.


Immunologists specialize in the treatment of asthma and other allergies. Immunologists are physicians who have completed two years of additional study in immunology training. This is typically called a fellowship.


In order to effectively cope with asthma, an asthma specialist should be consulted. Although there is no cure for asthma, an asthma specialist can assist with management of the condition, which is a key component for quality of life. When asthma is effectively controlled, participation in daily activities and even sports is possible. Enhancement of well-being often occurs when asthma is well-managed, because great amounts of energy are sometimes siphoned off for a person with asthma to breathe.


Treatments for asthma emphasize control for the long term, and ultimately, prevention of reaction. Often, patients will be advised to recognize what triggers their particular asthma reactions, and to avoid the triggers. Sometimes this is simple, like avoiding cat dander. Other times, the triggers are too diverse for such avoidance.

As of today, the standard treatments for asthma will involve inhalers, oral medications and sometimes injections. These medications are often administered in various combinations, and tailored to the individual situation as much as possible.