Why see an allergist?

As a board certified specialist in Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Rakes evaluates and treats a wide range of conditions, such as:

  • "allergies" (nose and eye problems)
  • asthma
  • chronic cough
  • sinus problems
  • food allergies
  • eczema/atopic dermatitis
  • urticaria (hives)
  • contact dermatitis
  • bee sting allergies
  • latex allergy
  • medication allergies
  • immune system problems. 

Dr. Rakes also provides allergen skin testing as part of the evaluation if indicated, and offers the option of both subcutaneous injection immuntherapy ("shots") and sublingual immunotherapy ("drops")