For millions of people around the world, allergies are a fact of life. For some, the effects may be relatively mild, such as temporary congestion resulting from a minor cat allergy. But for those with serious allergies, normal, pleasurable activities such as taking a walk outside, eating at a restaurant, or interacting with animals may be extremely unpleasant, if not life-threatening, experiences.
We at McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic are committed to helping our allergic patients manage their symptoms and enjoy life. In the many years we have been in business (our practice was founded in 1956), we have maintained success success with a large majority of our patients when they follow our advice. We define "success" as achieving fair to excellent results in controlling allergy symptoms, preventing new allergies, preventing permanent damage from existing allergies, and, in all possible instances, helping our patients to get over the allergy entirely.
Our physicians use a variety of methods to bring our patients relief from allergies. Each program of treatment is tailored to the individual by one of our highly-trained physicians, and typically includes avoidances measures, medications, immunotherapy shots, or some combination of the three. While there is no "cure" for allergies, it is possible to manage symptoms, and, with the correct treatment, to "burn out" the allergy, or desensitize the body to the allergen.
To schedule an appointment with one of our allergists, please contact our office, or use our simple online appointment request form. A large number of our patients travel from other states or countries to take advantage of our superior services. If this applies to you, we have a list of Houston/Bellaire-area hotels that offer special rates and van service to our patients. We will be happy to furnish this list upon request, or to advise you on any other aspect of your visit.