Allergies are chronic, sometimes underdiagnosed conditions that require a full array of testing and treatment services to properly manage. An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from allergies on a daily basis. Appropriate allergy evaluation and individualized, focused therapy are the mission of Prima CARE's Allergy & Immunology Division.
Patients who need allergy and asthma care are seen by Dr. Joseph Zhou, who brings expertise in diagnosing and treating allergy patients of all ages. Using the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine, he offers specialty consultation, targeted testing, and customized treatment plans based on the specific needs of his patients. Dr. Zhou's office is located in Prima CARE's Building 1 at 277 Pleasant Street in Fall River.
An allergy is simply an immune system response to one or more substances in the environment. Allergic reactions can also occur without clear triggers. However, the most common allergic reactions are triggered by pollen, animal dander, dust, mold, certain types of medication, and food.
An allergic reaction can occur shortly after exposure to a particular substance. Symptoms may include the sudden onset of:
Immunotherapy is a treatment for allergy symptoms that involves administering injections of allergens. Repeated exposure to an allergen helps build the body’s tolerance to it. By giving the injection in gradually increasing doses, you can significantly reduce your allergy symptoms.
We provide three core immunology treatments:
If you would like more information pertaining to allergy and asthma treatment and Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDD), watch a video from the experts at American Association of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).