Allergy & Asthma
Breathe easier with the support you need.Our specialists will help you find the allergy
and asthma treatments that fit your lifestyle.
At IU Health Allergy & Asthma, our team of specialists and physicians use the latest in research and testing to develop individual treatments for each and every one of our patients. We treat asthma, common allergies, allergic reactions and a range of breathing related conditions.
We understand how debilitating breathing difficulties and allergies can be. Our team of specialists uses comprehensive care and approaches to ensure we are treating all of your symptoms, while still providing a treatment plan that means the needs of your lifestyle. We will work with you to ensure you are aware of your medications and have the education you need to help you lead a healthy, easier to breathe, life.
Allergy & Asthma Treatment
IU Health Allergy & Asthma provides care to patients of all ages with allergies, asthma or other disorders that affect breathing. Care includes diagnosing the disease, determining what triggers symptoms, establishing a treatment or medication plan and educating the patient on his or her diagnosis.
Adverse Food and Drug Reactions
IU Health physicians are highly skilled at treating adverse food or drug reactions. Following proper diagnosis, IU Health physicians create treatment plans tailored to each individual patient. Treatment plans generally include education on how to avoid the allergens in the future and ways to treat symptoms resulting from allergen exposure.
Allergic Skin Diseases and Urticaria
Allergic skin diseases and urticaria are dermatological conditions that result from the body's response to a trigger in the environment. What may appear as hives or a raised rash on the skin is the immune system responding to an allergen. IU Health physicians treat allergic skin diseases and urticaria first by determining the environment triggers and then by creating comprehensive, individualized treatment plans.
Asthma is a very common, yet serious breathing condition. People with asthma suffer from a swelling and narrowing of the airway causing breathing difficulty and discomfort. Asthma can be triggered by certain allergens, but can also just happen sporadically. Our specialists will work with you to determine the severity and causes of your asthma through diagnostic testing and develop a treatment that best suits you and your lifestyle.
Runny noses and excessive mucus can be common with colds, but these symptoms can also be part of a larger condition—rhinitis. With rhinitis, the inside lining of the nose becomes swollen, causing excess mucus and build up. Rhinitis is commonly caused by allergens, but our specialists will help to pinpoint the cause of your rhinitis and develop a treatment to best manage your symptoms.
Allergies are common and often seasonal, but they can also be unbearable and severe. We encourage people suffering from allergies to schedule an appointment so our allergy specialists can help determine the cause(s). Our team can provide a comprehensive diagnostic testing of all allergens, so we can determine how best to treat you and your allergies individually.
Angioedema is the swelling of cells beneath the skin as a result of an allergic reactions. Angioedema can present with hives (the swelling of the skin causing bumps) but can also present alone. It can be a genetic condition, but often the cause is never discovered. However, our team will still work to help manage and control angioedema and run diagnostic testing and immunotherapy as a means to try to help discover the cause, as to prevent it happening in the future.
Allergy & Asthma Team
Pulmonologists, allergists, respiratory therapists and sleep disorder specialists who practice at IU Health help children and adults who suffer from allergies, asthma and other lung disorders. The board certified IU Health physicians treating allergy and asthma have years of experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions that affect a person’s breathing.