Immunodeficiency Specialist

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Premier Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Asthma Specialists located in Columbus, OH and the surrounding areas

If your immune system is weak or doesn’t function properly, the expert team of allergists at Premier Allergy and Asthma offers solutions at offices in Dublin, Westerville, Canal Winchester, Lancaster, Marysville, Delaware, New Albany, Hilliard, Grove City, and Grandview, Ohio. Seeking symptom relief and other treatments can drastically improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Premier Allergy and Asthma to learn more about immunodeficiency solutions.

Immunodeficiency Q & A

What is immunodeficiency?

Immunodeficiency is a chronic health problem associated with certain diseases. It causes your immune system to function abnormally when exposed to organisms that might not make other people sick. If you have immunodeficiency, you may get sick often. Simple treatments at Premier Allergy and Asthma can offer you relief.

What are the symptoms of immunodeficiency?

If you experience the following signs and symptoms, you may have immunodeficiency:

  • Long-lasting infections
  • Infections that are difficult to treat
  • Getting sick often
  • Frequent bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Frequent ear infections, sinus infections, or meningitis
  • Blood disorders
  • Delayed growth and development in children
  • Internal organ inflammation
  • Digestive problems
  • Autoimmune disorders

These and other immunodeficiency symptoms can drastically reduce your quality of life if left untreated. Complications that may develop include organ damage, a higher risk of cancer, or even death from a serious infection. Schedule an evaluation with your allergist at the first sign of immunodeficiency.

How is immunodeficiency diagnosed?

To treat immunodeficiency, your allergist completes a comprehensive assessment. They review your medical history, ask questions about your symptoms, and complete a physical exam and laboratory tests to make a final diagnosis and determine which treatment is right for you.

What is the treatment for immunodeficiency?

While there’s no cure for immunodeficiency, treatment can greatly reduce symptoms and your risk of complications. Your allergist can administer antibodies using injections if you have low antibody levels in your body. Antibiotics and antifungal medicines help treat or prevent infections. In some cases, your doctor might recommend a bone marrow transplant.

Which prevention measures should I take?

To reduce your risk of getting sick when you have immunodeficiency, avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases or infections whenever possible. Steer clear of people who’ve been recently vaccinated with live virus vaccines. Other precautions include:

  • Stay physically active
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Manage stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Take care of your teeth

Ask your doctor which vaccines, if any, are right for you. Don’t let immunodeficiency and frequent illnesses reduce your quality of life when simple treatments are within reach at Premier Allergy and Asthma. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.