At Catalyst, we don’t just treat allergies. We identify, educate, and treat your allergies for long-term relief. Start living allergy free!
Knowing matters. We’ll help you find the source of your symptoms and create a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.
We’re making it easy to manage your allergies with many clinics offering allergy treatment and immunotherapy for your ongoing allergy care, some with walk-in availability. Over 50 million Americans struggle with allergies each year, making allergies one of the most common chronic conditions. Allergies occur when your body reacts to a substance, like cat hair or peanuts, as though it’s harmful. An allergic reaction can be minor, like a stuffy nose and watery eyes. Or it can be much more serious, like hives or problems breathing.
Like all allergies, environmental allergies happen when our immune system overreacts to a normally safe substance as if it’s harmful. Our bodies can be overly sensitive to anything from cockroaches to cigarette smoke, however, the most common types of environmental allergies are seasonal allergies, pet allergies and allergies to dust mites or mold. If over-the-counter medications aren’t cutting it, it’s time to see a Doctor!
If you can’t snack on peanut butter or go out for sushi, you’re not alone. Food allergies affect between 6% and 8% of children and 3% percent of adults. At Catalyst Medical Center, we diagnose, educate on, and treat food allergies and sensitivities in adults and children.
Taylor Fontaine was been with us at Catalyst for several years and specializes in ENT, Dermatology, and Allergy care at Catalyst. Taylor helps patients find relief from environmental and food allergies through comprehensive testing a treatment.
We’ll partner with you to create a customized treatment plan to get you living your happiest, healthiest, most beautiful life!
At Catalyst, our experienced allergy providers don’t just test for allergies. We use the latest techniques and knowledge to identify, educate, and treat your allergies for long-term relief. After we partner with you to determine which allergens may be causing uncomfortable symptoms, we will create a customized treatment plan for you and your goals!
Our most popular treatment option for allergies is allergy shots. Allergy shots are regular injections over a period of time – to stop or reduce allergy attacks. Each shot contains a tiny amount of the specific substance that trigger your allergic reactions. These are called allergens. Allergy shots contain just enough allergens to stimulate your immune system – but not enough to cause a full-blown allergic reaction.
Over time, we will increase the dose of allergens in each of your allergy shots. This helps your body get used to allergens and your body builds up a tolerance to the allergens, causing your allergy symptoms to diminish over time!
Allergy drops are an alternative to allergy shots. Both treatments are great options for treating allergies at their cause.
While allergy shots involve injecting small doses of specific allergen under your skin with a needle, allergy drops are taken by mouth. Our experts mix all of our allergy drops right here in our clinic!
It’s common to perform one of these tests when diagnosing allergies:
A skin prick test is a routine way to test for allergies to pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites and certain foods. The test isn’t painful. During a skin prick test, your skin is lightly pricked with suspected allergens and monitored for allergic reactions. It usually takes about 20-40 minutes.
Also known as a skin injection test, an intradermal test is when a small amount of a suspected allergen is injected into your arm.
Once your blood is drawn, we will test it against possible allergens. Used if you have experienced a severe allergic reaction or if you’re not able to stop taking antihistamines.
At Catalyst, we’re here to keep allergies from interfering with your daily life. Our allergists can diagnose even the most complex causes of allergies and treat those that don’t respond to common remedies. We’ll get you started on a treatment plan that gets your symptoms under control. Allergy symptoms include difficulty paying attention, lack of sleep, head fog, dark under-eye circles, headaches, stomach aches/pain, frequent illness, and asthma flare ups.
We have a variety of allergy testing options to assist you in identifying the cause of your allergies. At Catalyst, you are a person not a symptom. Experience the Catalyst Difference Today.
Did you know Catalyst offers Specialty Walk-In Care? Stop by anytime Monday – Friday! Our experienced providers will get you on your way to feeling happier and healthier. On average, patients are seen within 15 minutes or less!
“Dr. Mathison and Taylor have both provided top notch care! Dr. Mathison performed an adenoidectomy, septoplasty, and turbinate reduction in April and it has helped my airway and breathing tremendously! I am so thankful to have done the allergy testing and immunotherapy drops too, because I feel like there is an end in sight to my symptoms! I’m breathing better and feeling great! Highly recommend this team!”