Allergy & Asthma

At Indiana University Health Arnett Allergy & Asthma, we take a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to asthma and allergies, and we work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. We understand how debilitating breathing problems can be and how allergies can affect your daily life. Our team of specialists uses the latest research and testing to diagnose your condition, identify your triggers, manage your symptoms and uncover the cause of your allergy or asthma.

Some of our allergy and asthma services include:

  • Asthma management. We help manage your asthma by monitoring your lung function, recommending avoidance measures (avoiding items that may trigger an asthmatic episode) and reviewing medicines to see what works best for you.
  • Allergy management. We help manage your allergy symptoms through allergy testing, recommending avoidance measures, testing and various treatments.
  • Allergy skin tests. Skin tests are used to confirm an allergy diagnosis. The most common type is the epicutaneous (skin prick) test, where a plastic probe is placed into the top layer of skin and allergens are inserted into the skin to see if an allergic reaction occurs.
  • Allergy blood tests. During a blood test, blood is drawn and then tested for antibodies that indicate an allergy diagnose. Blood tests are most commonly used for food allergies.
  • Clinical trials. Clinical trials help discover new medical treatments for allergy and asthma.
  • Patch tests. Patch tests help identify irritants and confirm allergy diagnosis. They are used for contact dermatitis, or skin allergies.
  • Pulmonary function testing. These tests measure how well your lungs are working and monitor lung conditions such as asthma.

We treat allergic reactions, environmental allergies, food allergies, asthma and many other breathing-related conditions. We also work with the Pulmonary Inflammation/Asthma & Allergic Diseases Research Group, which performs research on allergies and asthma to improve treatment and prevention.