Duke allergy specialists offer the latest in comprehensive, personalized care for all types of allergies. We also treat people with immune system disorders including common variable immune deficiency (CVID), hypogammaglobulinemia, and antibody deficiency syndromes. Our goal is to educate and empower you to control your allergies and offer comprehensive care for your immune system disorders.
About Allergies and Immune Disorders
If you suffer from any type of allergy -- whether it’s seasonal allergies, venom and insect allergies, or food and drug allergies -- or chronic hives or immune problems, our specialists can help.
We offer a comprehensive program for treating allergies and immune disorders. Our specialists use the latest knowledge, gained from research studies and clinical trials, to assess your condition and create treatment options that fit your specific needs. Clinical trials help us develop treatment options that are faster, more effective, and less painful than traditional options available elsewhere. In addition, we prepare all of our allergy vaccines on-site to fit your individual allergy treatment needs.
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Painless skin testing, performed without the use of needles, can help determine what inhalants, pollens, molds, foods, or insect venoms trigger your allergic reactions.
In-Vitro Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Testing
Determines the cause of an allergic reaction from foods or other substances.
Methacholine Challenge Testing
Confirms allergic asthma diagnosis by testing how your lungs function after inhaling methacholine. If you have allergic asthma, your lung function will decrease as your airways constrict.
Tests how your lungs function, including the volume and speed with which you inhale and exhale air.
When it comes to your care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital's nationally ranked pulmonology and lung surgery program was named best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.
Expert Care for Allergy Relief and Immune Deficiencies
We provide allergy injections and offer on-site diagnostic testing, respiratory testing, and laboratory testing five days a week. Same-day appointments are possible for current patients who need immediate attention.
A Team of Experts
Our dedicated staff has years of experience detecting all types of allergies and immune system disorders. We also have health providers who work exclusively on testing for food and drug allergies -- including penicillin allergies -- to pinpoint your diagnosis and recommend the most effective treatment plan.
Personalized Approach to Allergy Care
The underlying cause of allergy symptoms can be different in each individual. We use advanced techniques to identify what type of inflammation you have in your lungs and tailor your treatment to your needs. We also give you access to omalizumab (Xolair), a targeted therapy for severe allergic asthma that is only available at specialized centers like ours.
Since allergies may involve other potentially serious health problems such as nasal polyps, sleep disturbances, asthma, and repeated sinus infections, our specialists work with many experts throughout Duke to provide you the best care. Likewise, we work with specialists across Duke to help you manage immune deficiencies including common variable immune deficiency (CVID), hypogammaglobulinemia. and antibody deficiency syndromes
Painless Treatment Options
Our specially trained nurses provide quick, painless skin testing without the use of needles for pollen allergies.
Local Allergy Testing
We measure local allergens and molds daily to test for allergies triggered in our area.
We conduct studies on immune disorders, with the goal of developing better, more effective treatment options in the future.