At Simpson Allergy and Asthma, Dr. Simpson, a Board Certified Allergist, will offer monitored drug challenges, food challenges, antibiotic testing, penicillin testing, aspirin desensitization, asthma evaluation, breathing tests (spirometry and nebulized treatments), bee sting and venom testing and evaluation, patch testing, seasonal/ indoor/ and pet allergy testing and evaluation, and allergy shots (immunotherapy).
Dr. Simpson keeps up to date with the current literature and will modify protocols and challenges based on the recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology and the American College of Allergy and Immunology.
We also offer Xolair therapy for patients with persistent asthma and chronic hives. Dr. Simpson will customize a treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and the impact it will have on your quality of life.
Allergy shots, also called immunotherapy, can cure many people with nasal and ocular allergy, bee sting allergy, and reduce the development and severity of asthma. A Board Certified Allergist can customize the appropriate mix of allergens and concentrations needed to regulate and create the balance of your immune system.
Breathing tests allow us to monitor how easily you are able to inhale and exhale. They can help detect obstructive lung disease such as asthma and restrictive lung disease.
Skin testing is an easy, quick and reliable way to diagnose environmental, food, and bee sting/venom allergies. A plastic scratch device is used to introduce a small sample of the allergen into the skin and results can be read within 15 minutes.
Patch testing is another form of skin testing that involves applying a drop onto the skin and then covering it with a patch. The patch is then removed after 48 hours to check for signs of redness, itch and swelling.
A very effective anti-IgE antibody that reduces inflammation at the start of the allergic pathway. Approved for use in persistent asthma and chronic hives.
Food and Drug Challenges
Monitored oral introduction of a food or drug in a controlled environment under the guidance of a Board Certified Allergist.
Nebulized treatment to help open the airways during an asthma attack.