Who is Allergy and Immunologist doctor?
An allergist and immunologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of allergies and immune system disorders.
Allergies are caused by an overactive immune system, which reacts to harmless substances in the environment, such as pollen, dust, or certain foods, and triggers an allergic reaction. Immunological disorders, on the other hand, occur when the immune system does not function properly and attacks healthy cells and tissues in the body, leading to conditions such as autoimmune diseases.
Allergist and immunologists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, eczema, food allergies, drug allergies, and immunodeficiency disorders. They work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication, immunotherapy (such as allergy shots), and lifestyle modifications.
Allergist and immunologists may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and allergy and immunology centers. They often work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians, pulmonologists, and dermatologists, to provide comprehensive care for their patients.
Patients who experience symptoms of allergies or immune system disorders may be referred to an allergist and immunologist by their primary care physician or another healthcare professional.