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Allergy and asthma care

If you’re suffering from fall, spring, or seasonal allergies in Central Texas, we can help relieve your allergy symptoms.

ARC allergists can diagnose your allergies and asthma, then develop a personalized treatment plan that may include allergy testing, medication, or allergy drops and shots.

Know that you’re not alone; Austin is one of the top cities for allergies, according to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, and we’re here to help you breathe easier.

Allergy diagnosis and treatment

ARC allergists/immunologists are doctors specially trained in diagnosing, treating, and managing allergy and asthma disorders.

They see patients of all ages and evaluate potential allergy triggers or asthma triggers to treat your allergy symptoms. Some triggers can include seasonal allergies, pollen, mold, bee venom, pet dander, food, cedar, and more.

The goal of ARC allergists is to help you feel better and live your best life without having to worry about the pollen count for the day.

Services

Allergy Drops and Shots

Allergy Drops and Shots

Allergy shots or drops can provide relief for your allergy symptoms. Both are effective and safe allergy immunotherapy treatments for seasonal allergies.

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Allergy History & Consultation

Allergy History & Consultation

At ARC, our Allergy and Asthma physicians diagnose and treat allergies; including pollen, mold, bee venom, pet dander, food, and notably in Austin, cedar; and asthma, which can be caused by allergies or by other triggers, such as exercise.

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Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing

Allergy tests will help you and your healthcare provider or allergist know what substances cause your allergy symptoms. 

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Anti-IgE Therapy

Anti-IgE Therapy

Anti-IgE is a form of treatment for allergic conditions that has been approved for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives with an unknown cause).

Biologic Therapy

Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy treatment uses substances made from living organisms to treat disease. Substances may occur naturally in the body or may be made in the laboratory.

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Food and Drug Challenges

Food and Drug Challenges

Food and drug challenges are done to help you identify an allergy to a specific food/drug and the amount of that food/drug it may take to cause an allergic reaction.

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Lung Function Testing

Lung Function Testing

Lung function tests show how well the lungs are working. The tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.

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Conditions

Adult Asthma

Adult Asthma

A disorder in adults that may cause shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, swelling or inflammation (specifically in the airway linings), and other respiratory symptoms.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis is when a reaction occurs that causes a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Most types of rhinitis are caused by an inflammation and lead to symptoms in the eyes, ears, or throat.

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Chronic cough

Chronic cough

Most chronic coughs are caused by postnasal drip, asthma, and acid reflux from the stomach. Other causes include infections, medications, and lung diseases.

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Chronic hives

Chronic hives

Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy, raised bumps on the skin. They often last less than 12 hours in one area of the skin.

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Eczema

Eczema

The most common symptom of eczema is a rash that typically appears on the arms and behind the knees, but can appear anywhere. It’s most common in infants or very young children.

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Eosinophilic esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a long-term (chronic) allergic and immune condition in the esophagus. With EoE, your immune system reacts to allergens in the esophagus. It makes and multiplies eosinophils in the esophagus and causes inflammation in the esophagus.

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Food allergies

Food allergies

A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body's immune system to certain foods.

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Frequent colds or sinus infections

Frequent colds or sinus infections

Frequent colds or sinus infections can develop into chronic conditions over time.

Pediatric Asthma

Pediatric Asthma

Pediatric asthma can be caused by genetics, allergies, respiratory infections, or environmental factors.

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Penicillin allergy

Penicillin allergy

Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Common signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy include hives, rash, and itching.

Seasonal Allergies or Hay Fever

Seasonal Allergies or Hay Fever

Allergies are among the most common health problems. The Central Texas area is known for seasonal allergies, including oak, mountain cedar, ragweed, and more.

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Locations & Providers

  • ARC Bee Cave
    15801 Highway 71
    Building 1, Suite 100
    Bee Cave, TX 78738
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    • Elisabeth A. Clayton, MD
      Elisabeth  Clayton, MD
      Elisabeth A. Clayton, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish

  • ARC Far West Medical Tower
    6811 Austin Center Blvd
    Suite 300
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • Elisabeth A. Clayton, MD
      Elisabeth  Clayton, MD
      Elisabeth A. Clayton, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish

    • Kelly H. Simpson, MD
      Kelly Simpson, MD
      Kelly H. Simpson, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Four Points
    11714 Wilson Parke Avenue
    Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78726
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    • Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Colleen Adkins, MD
      Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Hetu Y. Parekh, MD
      Hetu Parekh, MD
      Hetu Y. Parekh, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.9

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Kyle Plum Creek
    4100 Everett Street
    Suite 400
    Kyle, TX 78640
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    • Juan L. Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Juan Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Juan L. Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Medical Plaza Specialty
    1401 Medical Parkway
    Building B, Suite 200
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Colleen Adkins, MD
      Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Hetu Y. Parekh, MD
      Hetu Parekh, MD
      Hetu Y. Parekh, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.9

      Accepting new patients

    • Kelly H. Simpson, MD
      Kelly Simpson, MD
      Kelly H. Simpson, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Round Rock
    940 Hesters Crossing Road
    Round Rock, TX 78681
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    • Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Colleen Adkins, MD
      Colleen S. Adkins, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics
    3816 South 1st Street
    Austin, TX 78704
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    • Juan L. Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Juan Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Juan L. Rodriguez Ramos, MD
      Allergy and Asthma
      4.7

      Accepting new patients

Resources

A Guide to Living With Asthma
Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
American Lung Association
ARC Adult Health Library: Allergy and Asthma
ARC pediatrics health library: allergy, asthma and immunology
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma Control Assessment for Children
Asthma Control Test (Ages 4-11) and (Ages 12 and over)
Asthma Control: How to Control Things That Make Your Asthma Worse
Asthma Education for Adults
Asthma Education for Children
Asthma poster
Asthma Trigger Assessment for Children
Austin Allergy Calendar
Evaluación De Control De Asma Pediátrica
Evaluación De Los Factores Que Pueden Desencadenar Una Crisis De Asma
Food Allergy Action Plan
Food Allergy Research & Education
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Peak Flow Management
Smoking Cessation
Una Guía Para Vivir Con Asma