Some allergy problems - such as a mild case of hay fever - may not need any treatment. Sometimes allergies can be controlled with the occasional use of an over-the-counter medication. However, sometimes allergies can interfere with day-to-day activities or decrease the quality of life. Allergies can even be life threatening.
Asthma and allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic factors. While it's true that asthma and allergies are more common in children, they can occur for the first time at any age. Sometimes allergy symptoms start in childhood, disappear for many years and then start up again during adult life.
An allergist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and other allergic diseases. The allergist is specially trained to identify the factors that trigger asthma or allergies. Allergists help people treat or prevent their allergy problems.(Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
Ronald G. Beebe, M.D., of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology at The Longstreet Clinic is a board certified allergist and immunologist with over 25 years of experience. He sees both pediatric patients (age 4 and older) and adults in his new office at 655 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite A, in Gainesville.
For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Beebe, please call 770-536-0470.
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