An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to a substance found in the environment. These substances, called allergens, include pollen, certain medications, pet dander, or a particular type of food.
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Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Clinic is a full-service clinic that focuses on helping you effectively manage allergies so you can achieve optimal health.
We are active in clinical trials for allergies to help improve overall knowledge and understanding of the condition. This also allows our patients access to the latest treatments that may not be available elsewhere.
We use a variety of diagnostic techniques to determine the source of a patient’s allergic reaction, including:
- Rhinoscopy, a short, painless procedure during which the doctor passes a viewing tube through your nasal passages to look for abnormalities
- Skin testing for food allergies, which involves gently placing a small amount of an allergen under your skin and monitoring your reaction
- Testing for bee sting allergies, drug allergies, and aeroallergens
- Drug and food challenges, a way to safely test a patient’s hypersensitivity to a particular medication or food
We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your condition and lifestyle. Your treatment approach may include:
- Desensitization (allergy shots)
Treatment for allergies involves interdisciplinary care from several departments, including:
Our clinic is located at:
Penn State Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
200 Campus Drive, Entrance 4, Suite 1300
Hershey, PA 17033
Groups, Classes & Support
Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.
Research & Clinical Trials
Our research center provides patients with opportunities commonly seen only in large metropolitan areas. We often look for volunteers to participate in clinical trials related to allergies.
To learn more about our clinical trials, please contact us at 717-531-6886.
Current clinical trials
- Efficacy and Safety Study of DX-2930 to Prevent Acute Angioedema Attacks in Patients With Type I and Type II HAE