At AASC Allergy, Dr. Simpson, a Board Certified Allergist, manages treatment for allergies including seasonal allergies, pet allergy, drug allergy, venom (bee sting allergy), drug allergy, food allergy, asthma, acute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, sinus drainage, hives, allergic skin rashes, chronic itch, swelling, shortness of breath, exercised induced asthma, mild and severe asthma, COPD, and recurrent infections (immunodeficiency).
Dr. Simpson offers the following treatment for allergies: breathing tests, monitored food challenges, drug challenges, aspirin desensitization, penicillin testing, venom (bee sting) testing, breathing treatments, and allergy testing to help diagnose and manage your illness. She works with you to customize a treatment plan that improves your overall quality of life. She explains your plan of care, makes sure you understand the medications she has chosen, the technique and way to administer your medicines, and offers you the appropriate procedures in the office to help diagnose and manage your allergy, asthma, and sinus symptoms.
Allergy shots and Xolair are available treatment for allergies for patients with persistent asthma, allergies, and hives but she takes into account the severity of your illness, your work and family schedules, and the cost of the regimens before coming up with a final treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Eczema can be associated with food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. Increased asthma symptoms can worsen eczema symptoms. Controlling asthma and allergy symptoms are a vital part of controlling eczema. Learn More
Hives, also known as urticaria, are itchy patches of skin that turn into swollen red bumps. Acute hives are common and affect up to 20% of adults. Common causes of acute hives include foods, medications, viral infections, insect stings or bites, pet dander, pollen, poison ivy, and poison oak. Learn More
The prevalence of food allergy has doubled over the last decade. An allergy occurs when something causes your body’s immune system to overreact to a substance. Reactions to foods can cause a variety of symptoms that can be as mild as an itchy rash or hives to a more serious reaction including anaphylaxis that can develop rapidly and be deadly. Learn More
3% of adults and 1% of children have severe allergic reactions to venom. Many never tell their physicians unless prompted. There are 40 deaths from venom reactions each year. Learn More
Immune disorders including allergic disorders may lead to repeated infections, infections with unusual organisms or unusually severe infections. In many cases, it is difficult to get rid of these infections. Learn More
Most children who are thought to have the allergy by their parents actually do not (when tested by an allergist). An even higher percentage—perhaps 80 to 90 percent—of adults who think they’re allergic to penicillin are incorrect. Learn More
Allergies are very common affecting approximately 20% of adults in the US. Children and adults often complain of itchy eyes, nose, ear, or mouth, an irritating cough or drip in the back of their throat, headache and congestion. Learn More
Approximately 17 million people in the United States are living with asthma. Just as we are seeing a rise in asthma amongst our children, more adults are also experience asthma symptoms as they age. Learn More
There are two main types of sinus infections: Acute and Chronic. Acute sinusitis is typically a bacterial infection that occurs a few days after a cold and lasts less than four weeks. Learn More