Sneezing. Wheezing. Runny nose. Throat clearing. Chronic cough.
These are just a few of the symptoms of both allergies and asthma. If you or your children suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, rashes, hives, or reactions to foods, insect stings, or drugs, the allergists at The Allergy Clinic can help. We will work to develop the optimum strategy for treatment and relief of your symptoms, then prescribe the proper balance of prevention, medications and allergy shots or drops to achieve maximum clinical benefit.
Why are allergies so much worse these days?
300 years ago, we didnâ€™t have clean drinking water. Municipal water treatment began in the early 1800â€™s. Our immune systems were always busy fighting cholera, typhoid, etc. 100 years ago, we didnâ€™t have antibiotics. We spent more time dealing with bacteria and parasites. And, 50 years ago we didnâ€™t all have wall-to-wall carpeting and spend 90 percent of our time indoors. read more...
Combating allergies and asthma.
At The Allergy Clinic, you're assured of a complete allergy evaluation by nationally-recognized experts. One of our most effective diagnostic tools is listening â€“ letting you tell us about your lifestyle, habits, activities and symptoms. When appropriate, we also conduct tests to determine if you have allergic reactions to specific allergens.
If something is confusing, we will carefully explain it, in language you can understand. We emphasize patient education because we realize there is a lot of confusion about allergies, and how they can be treated. As board certified specialists in adult and pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology, we are armed with the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma, balanced with the common sense that comes from years of experience.
What is an allergist?
Allergists, such as the physicians at The Allergy Clinic, are medical specialists in the treatment of allergic diseases and related conditions. Any physician may treat allergic diseases; however, our board-certified allergists/immunologists have the advanced training and experience in the techniques of determining what causes an allergic reaction and how best to solve the problem.
All of our board-certified allergists have credentials in at least two specialties, and have completed specialty training in either internal medicine or pediatrics, with Board Certification in that specialty, followed by additional training for two or more years studying the science, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic and related diseases. Certification by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology requires not only approved training, but also successful completion of a challenging written examination.
Serving our patients for over fifty years.
Dr. Joseph I. Engler founded The Allergy Clinic in Houston in 1956. His son, Dr. David B. Engler, joined the practice in 1991, Dr. Alnoor A. Malick in 1996, and Dr. Sunil K. Saraf in 2008. All three of whom are Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. To learn more about The Allergy Clinic, and the physicians and staff, view this video.