Allergy: An allergy is a hypersensitivity as a result of exposure to a certain allergen resulting in an increase in reactivity to the allergen when exposed, sometimes resulting in immunologic issues. This branch of medicine is focused on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of allergic reactions. Some allergies are a hypersensitivity to specific drugs.
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Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians | Allergy and Immunology | Allergy
Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians: Allopathic physicians are general doctors (Medical Doctor or MD), whereas osteopathic physicians (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or DO) deal specifically with Osteopathy, targeting in healing the body with minimal use of medicine with an emphasis focusing on preventative care. Both types are fully licensed physicians, educated in diagnosing, as well as offering treatment for various illnesses and disorders.
Allergy and Immunology: Generally, an immunology clinic provides the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with genetic disorders of the immune system. In turn, an Allergy clinic is for the diagnosis and management of people with serious allergic diseases inclusive of latex allergy, food allergies and multiple drug allergies. The main role for this division is to diagnose and take care of patients who are best treated in a hospital environment.