Welcome to Kornfeld Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

 

Over the past 27 years, Dr. Stephen J. Kornfeld has delivered the most advanced treatment and state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to his patients.
Our practice specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with:

  • Asthma

  • Nasal Allergies (hay fever, allergic rhinitis)

  • Ocular Allergies

  • Sinusitis Ė Nasal Congestion/Infection

  • Upper Respiratory Infections/Bronchitis

  • Reflux (GERD)

  • Immunodeficiency Diseases

  • Recurrent Infections

  • Cough

  • Hives

  • Food Allergies

  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

  • Contact Dermatitis

Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system to harmless substances such as dust mites, pollens, mold spores, animal danders, insect venoms or foods. Itís time to see an allergy specialist when your allergy symptoms require frequent medications, interfere with day-to-day activities and affect the quality of your life. Our practice will determine the cause of your symptoms and create a treatment plan customized exclusively for you.

Asthma: Adults and children with asthma suffer more than 100 million days of restricted activity and 470,000 hospitalizations annually. The most common chronic illness in children, asthma accounts for more than 14 million missed school days each year. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways. Asthma sufferers may have varied symptoms including cough, chest tightness, wheezing and/or shortness of breath. Attacks may be triggered by allergens such as pollens, dust and animal danders as well as viral infections and air pollution.

Nasal Allergies and Sinusitis: More than 20% of the population suffers from nasal allergies. Nasal allergy sufferers experience multiple symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy and runny nose, itchy and runny eyes, cough, post nasal drip and nasal discharge, headaches, as well as recurrent sinus and ear infections.

Food allergies affect approximately 1 percent of adults and 3 percent of children. The frequency and severity of symptoms can range from mild to life-threatening, including hives, skin rash, headaches, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, asthma and other respiratory symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose.

Hives (urticaria, angioedema) are one of the most common skin conditions characterized by red, itchy raised areas of skin. It is estimated that 15% of all people will develop hives at some point in their lives. Hives can occur anywhere on the body and usually last from 2 to 24 hours. They may come and go for months or years. The best way to manage hives is to avoid the trigger(s), if they can be identified.

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a very common, often chronic, itchy, scaly rash. The skin becomes extremely itchy and inflamed causing redness, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting and scaling. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the incidence of eczema is increasing and affects 9 to 30% of the U.S. population with a higher prevalence in infants and young children. Food allergies can be a cause of eczema flares in some children. The exact cause of eczema is unknown; however, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and avoidance of triggers.

Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases: Frequent and recurrent pneumonia, meningitis, bronchitis, sinus infections and ear infections may signal the presence of an immunodeficiency disease, a defect in the bodyís ability to fight infections that lead to recurrent infections. These infections may be more frequent, longer lasting and harder to treat than in someone with a normal immune system.
 

Insurance: We participate in most insurance plans and will file claims through our billing department.  We suggest you call your insurance company PRIOR to your visit in order to understand your coverage.  If your insurance plan requires a referral, you will need to obtain one from your primary care physician PRIOR to your visit.


 

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