Skin Problems

What causes my skin problems?

Irritated skin can be caused by a variety of factors. These include immune system disorders, medications and infections. When an allergen is responsible for triggering an immune system response in the skin, then it is an allergic skin condition.

How do we evaluate your skin problems?

Many irritants and allergens can cause itchy and uncomfortable skin rashes. Getting tested by one of our board-certified allergists can help you identify your specific triggers and find relief. 

Allergy skin testing is fast and accurate, and it is considered the gold standard for allergy testing. If you have severe eczema or are on certain medications, your allergist may conduct blood testing in addition to or instead of skin testing. Patch testing is another type of skin test that may be used to test for skin allergies to chemicals in common cosmetic and household products.

Some skin rashes, like hives, are caused by an underlying autoimmune process. For most cases of hives, allergy testing is not necessary. Your allergist will review your symptoms and take a detailed medical history to identify likely causes before recommending testing.

Auni Allergy Treatment Experiences

Intralymphatic Immunotherapy (ILIT™)

Intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT™) is a ground-breaking method of administering allergens directly to a lymph node. The injection procedure is performed in a comfortable outpatient setting under ultrasound guidance. Treatment is complete in 8 weeks.

Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT)

Traditional subcutaneous allergy shots (SCIT) are used to treat allergies by injecting small amounts of the allergens under the skin of the arm once a week. Starting with a small amount of the allergen and gradually increasing the amount with each weekly injection, your body gets used to the allergen over 3-5 years.

Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT)

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is an active treatment for aeroallergens that is done at home or on-the-go. SLIT involves placing allergen drops under the tongue every day. Updoses are administered in our office. The remainder of the treatment experience is done in the comfort of your home. Symptom improvement is gradual over the course of your treatment, generally 3-5 years.


Biologics are injectable medications that target specific molecules in our body to reduce inflammation that drives severe asthma, hives, nasal polyps, and eczema. A biologic can often provide relief when nothing else works to reduce steroid / antibiotic use and hospitalizations. Injections are administered in our office every 2-4 weeks.

The first step in treating most skin problems is to use daily skin care to rehydrate the skin and repair the skin barrier. When topical treatments are not enough, allergen immunotherapy and biologics can provide relief.

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