McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases in adults and children caused by a broad spectrum of allergens. Allergens are substances in the environment that may cause allergic reactions. Such substances may include inhalants, such as house dust mites, mold spores, animal dander or various pollen; ingestants such as food or drugs; injectants such as insect stings; or contactants such as poison ivy, or metal alloys found in some jewelry, or even chemicals in the workplace. Reactions to these allergens may include hay fever; sinus conditions; asthma; skin rashes such as hives or eczema; gastrointestinal problems; or, in extreme cases, anaphylactic shock.
A main focal point of McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic’s health care approach is preventive care. Once a diagnosis has been made, we can teach our patients strategies for avoiding known allergens.
We also emphasize self-care. If allergens cannot be avoided, we teach our patients how to treat allergy flare-ups with safe symptomatic medications, such as inhalers for asthma patients. We also teach our patients what to do in the event of emergencies such as insect stings.
Today, McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic’s board-certified specialists, and staff, continue their pioneering treatment of allergies and allergy-related diseases from a modern facility in Houston, TX at 4710 Bellaire Boulevard at Loop 610 West. Our facility provides convenient access for patients, along with free covered parking, attractive architecture, and state-of-the-art laboratory, where all antigens are prepared according to individual patient requirements.
Urticaria and Angioedema
Allergic Contact Dermatitis