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Palos Verdes Medical Group offers a wide range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma in children and adults. Read more about our testing and treatment options on this page.

 

Consultation

An asthma and/or allergy consultation is typically requested by your primary physician when he or she determines that you or your child may have asthma and/or allergies. This may also include situations where you or your regular physician suggests you have a second opinion.

The initial consultation often involves a physical examination, a review of patient records and medical history, and possible diagnostic testing.

 

Testing

Allergies:

Dr. Sher will review your signs and symptoms and possibly run a variety of tests to help identify your specific allergies.

These tests may include:

  • Skin tests
  • Blood tests (radioallergosorbent, IgE specific test)
  • Rhinoscopy

Asthma:

Dr. Sher will review your signs and symptoms and run a variety of tests to measure your lung function.

These tests may include:

  • Pulmonary function test
  • Spirometry
  • Peak flow
  • Nitric oxide test
  • Methacholine challenge
  • Exercise-induced challenge test

 

Treatment

Allergies:

There are many different options available to treat your allergies and Dr. Sher will help you choose the best option for you. Treatment plans will always include close monitoring, follow-ups and making any necessary changes along the way.

Allergy treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Medications (immediate acting and/or preventative)
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Emergency epinephrine
  • Natural allergy relief (Allergen avoidance and/or reducing exposure)

Dr. Sher will also assist you in identifying and avoiding your allergy triggers, which helps to reduce symptoms and prevent future allergic reactions. Contact our office for additional information or to schedule an allergy consultation.

Asthma:

After determining the level of severity, Dr. Sher will be able to help you choose the best treatment option for you. Dr. Sher will also work with you to develop an asthma action plan that outlines specific instructions for what to do in the event your asthma symptoms increase/decrease, when to take certain medications and how to prevent your asthma from getting worse. Dr. Sher will also help you identify your asthma triggers and the steps you should take in order to avoid them. Treatment plans will always include close monitoring, follow-ups, and making any necessary changes along the way.

Asthma treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Medications (long-term control and/or quick-relief)
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Allergy medications (for the treatment of allergy-induced asthma)

Please feel free to contact our office for additional information or to schedule an asthma and/or allergy consultation.

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The Promenade on the Peninsula
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
310-544-6858

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