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There are a number of ways that allergens can enter your body and cause an allergic reaction. We inhale pollens, mold spores, animal dander, dust and other things through our nose and mouth every day, Allergens can also be ingested through the foods and medicines we consume, Symptoms may include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy/watery eyes, itchy ears, cough, hives, rash, or  itchy skin.

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the airways and requires proper management.  Untreated, this inflammation can be long lasting and result in a medical emergency. Call today if you are experiencing symptoms of coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness.

Sinus

Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining of the sinuses. Symptoms may include facial pain or pressure, nasal congestion, fever, headache, or loss of smell. There are several different contributing factors factors that could cause sinusitis. These factors may include seasonal allergies, a viral/bacterial infection, obstruction in the sinuses such as nasal polyps or a deviated septum

  Welcome to Mid-South Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, the home of Albert E. Hensel, III, MD and Jamie Tucker PA-C. Here at our clinic we strive to achieve the highest quality of care in all that we do, with the commitment to the continuous improvement of the services we provide. Our goal is to meet all the needs and expectations of our patients, families, co-providers, and the communities that we serve. Our staff is made up of well-qualified professionals that work as a team to give you the best quality treatment available today.

Seasonal Allergy
Asthma
Itchy Skin/Rash

Do you have a rash or itchy skin? Are you losing sleep at night because you itch uncontrollably and are unable to get any relief? Do you know that allergens can also be absorbed through the skin by contact with chemicals or metals commonly used in personal care products, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, metals, clothing, and much more. Would you be surprised to know that you can even be allergic to the medications or creams commonly used to treat a rash and itchy skin? Have you been to multiple providers and are not responding to any treatment? Our Patch Test Clinic has successfully treated numerous patients with this problem. Call for an appointment today and let us help you!

WHAT DO WE TREAT?

ALLERGIC REACTION

An allergic reaction is an abnormal reaction of the immune system to an otherwise harmless substance such as animals, pollen, dust, mold spores, medications or foods.

ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes caused by an allergic response to an allergen.

ANAPHYLAXIS

A medical emergency that involves an acute onset of systemic reactions, which usually occurs after exposure to a substance. This type of reaction could be life threatening.

ANGIOEDEMA

A reaction of the skin's underlying tissue that usually presents as swelling and/or red blotches, and most often around the face and lips. 

ASTHMA

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease that is characterized by recurrent respiratory symptoms. Asthma symptoms are triggered by allergens, infection, exertion, cold air and many other factors. This condition is common in both adults and children.

CONTACT DERMATITIS

This type of itchy rash is caused by an allergic reaction a to specific chemical substance that comes in contact with the skin.

ECZEMA

Inflammation of the skin which normally causes itching, and is sometimes accompanied with scaling and crusting.

FOOD ALLERGY

An unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction after a certain food is eaten.

RHINITIS

Inflammation of the nasal passages that is often caused by an allergic response to a pollen or other airborne substance. Seasonal allergic rhinitis commonly called "hay fever" is most often characterized by an itchy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. Rhinitis can also be triggered by strong smells, smoke, fumes and other irritants. 

SINUSITIS

A chronic or acute condition that causes inflammation of the sinuses, often caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

URTICARIA  (HIVES)

An allergic response of the skin that is characterized by the development of itchy, raised welts. There are many different causes of hives.