Services

At the Beauregard Allergy and Immunology Center, Dr. Kaufman provides extensive services and advanced diagnostic procedures in the evaluation and treatment of allergic conditions and for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of immunodeficiency marked by frequent, severe, or unusual infections.


Allergic Conditions

  • Food allergy and food intolerance
  • Eczema and Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Hives and swelling disorders
  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic non-allergic rhinitis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Drug allergy
  • Stinging insect allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions)
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Recurrent Infections

  • Frequent ear infections
  • Sinusitis/Nasal polyps
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Abscesses
  • Skin infections
  • Recurrent thrush


Special Considerations

Pediatrics

Dr. Kaufman has extensive experience in pediatric allergy and immunology, and examines children in a way that helps them to relax and cooperate during the visit.

Food Allergy Sufferers

A thorough history along with cutting edge diagnostic testing determines if a food allergy is likely to be present. If testing is negative, an open food challenge may be offered to prove that the patient is no longer allergic and if the food may be consumed in the future. This is especially important in school aged children that are often isolated because of restrictions in their diet.

Multiple Drug Allergies

With the growing number of resistant organisms it is important to have the right antibiotics when treating infections. Many patients have a history of penicillin allergy and may no longer be allergic. Skin testing is available to determine if a penicillin allergy is present. In addition to penicillin, other drugs may be tested to determine if an allergy is present.

Pregnancy

Pregnant patients with asthma need close monitoring. They also need careful medication selection to minimize any adverse effects of medications or risks from uncontrolled asthma.

Workers 

Occupational asthma is the development of asthma symptoms only in the workplace in a healthy worker. A similar condition occurs when pre-existing asthma is aggravated by exposures in the workplace.