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What can an allergist treat?

Learn more about what we treat at Hill Country Allergy

An allergist is a pediatrician or internist with at least two additional years of specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems such as allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases and the evaluation and treatment of patients with recurrent infections, such as immunodeficiency diseases.

 

The right care can make the difference between suffering with an allergic disease and feeling better. By visiting an allergist, you can expect an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan that works, and educational information to help you manage your disease.

 

At Hill Country Allergy, we treat the following allergy related conditions:

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused by exposure to certain allergens.
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Children’s Allergies

Children’s Allergies

There are steps to potentially prevent allergies from developing in children.
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Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies

Adverse reactions to drugs are common. Almost any drug can cause an adverse reaction.
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Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies

Allergies of the eye are on the rise. This causes itchiness, tearing, and more.
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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

A food allergy develops when the immune system attacks a normally harmless substance and creates antibodies.
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Indoor Allergies

Indoor Allergies

There are many types of allergens that can affect us when we are indoors.
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Outdoor Allergies

Outdoor Allergies

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) affects more than 35 million Americans.
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Skin Allergies

Skin Allergies

Skin allergies can take several forms and have a variety of causes.
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General Allergies

General Allergies

Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to an allergen that usually is harmless.
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An Allergist Can Also Treat…

Bronchitis

Cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, fever, chest pain, pain with deep breathing

Cedar Fever

Runny nose, headache, cough, fatigue, sinus pressure, sore throat, rashes, asthma attacks

Cold

Runny nose, cough, congestion, mild body aches, sneezing, watery eyes, low-grade fever, mild fatigue

Ear Infections (Otitis Media)/Externa

Ear pain, fever, headache, ear pressure (feeling like you are underwater), decreased hearing

Flu

Fever, chills, body aches, swollen glands, sore throat, fatigue (**The flu vaccine is offered at our clinic every year starting in September)

Insect Allergy

Small local reactions (redness and swelling), large local reactions, dizziness, headache, hives, rashes, asthma, anaphylaxis. May be a reaction from fire ants, bumble bees, honey bees, hornets, wasps, or yellow jackets.

Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Sneezing, difficulty breathing from the nose, increased throat clearing from mucus running down the back of your throat, difficulty sleeping, loss of sense of taste and smell, recurring sinus infections, headache, runny nose

Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)

Sore throat, fever, difficulty swallowing, pain, enlarged tonsils, swollen lymph nodes

Sinusitis (Sinus Infection)

Headache, increased throat clearing from mucus running down the back of your throat, swollen sinuses, runny nose, fever, tooth pain/ache, difficulty looking at light, migraines

  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Angioedema
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Non-Allergic Rhinitis
  • Mast Cell Disorder
  • Immunodeficiency (IgG, Common Varisble Immunodeficiebcy, Selective Antibody Deficiency)
  • FPIES (Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome)
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Oral Allergy Syndrome
  • Strep Throat
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

“My son has been going to Dr. Mery for over a year.  I always appreciate how attentive the nurses are to him when checking him out before he is released after his shot.  This office is very clean and organized as well.”

Stephanie H.

“My whole family goes to Dr. Mery.  He has been a major factor in our family’s health and well-being.  Dr. Mery is compassionate and understanding.  He is determined to help those who come to see him and truly cares for his patients.”

Susan D.

“Hill Country Allergy has been a very good experience for me these last few weeks. A great team has been providing me with a thorough job of evaluating my allergy needs and implementing a specific plan to reach my specific goal of setting my allergies under control. All staff is efficient, courteous, and very knowledgeable of my specific concerns. I am very pleased with my current service.”

Sandra B.

“The staff at Hill Country Allergy & Asthma is nothing short of amazing. They greet you with a smile and they actually remember my name; you are not just another face. They are patient and take the time to explain things even if you ask them the same questions every other time you are there. The technicians providing the shots are extremely careful and service is usually quick due to the check in system they utilize. They are well organized, with excellent customer service.”

Ditrell B.

“Whenever Julie is the one who gives me my shot, I almost look forward to getting the shot. Her sunny disposition brightens my day. I did say that it almost makes me want to get a shot!”

Bob B.

“I have been very pleased with the great care I have received from Dr. Mery, as well as his entire staff. They are all great!”

Cindy M.

“I look forward to getting my allergy shots every month. The office staff is so friendly and professional. It is a very nice and relaxed atmosphere too.”

Maria B.

“Dr. Mery saved me! I struggled for months with a skin reaction that three other doctors were unable to get under control.  It was clear from the onset that Dr. Mery is truly invested in his patients as he spent so much time with me trying to understand my situation and helped me tremendously with my condition.  Dr. Mery and his staff genuinely care for their patients!”

Krista H.

“My son saw Dr. Mery years ago for his bad allergies.  He was tested, started shots and has been on shots for a couple of years now.  We cannot begin to express our gratitude to HCAA for helping our family.  Our son is completely different kid – he can now play on sports teams and enjoy playing outside with his buddies!  THANK YOU DR. MERY!”

Sandy H.