Allergy Relief

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, we can help. Our team of specialists in the Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program can diagnose you and provide treatment, often in just one visit.

About Allergy Care

Effective allergy treatment goes beyond prescribing medication. Allergies affect each patient differently, so our staff takes time to explain which methods of allergy management may work best for you.

How to Recognize and Control Food Allergies

If you've ever had an allergic reaction to food, you know how serious these allergic reactions can be. Getting tested for food allergies is the best way to prevent yourself from having a severe reaction.

In this short video, Dr. Allison Norton explains how to recognize and treat food allergies.

How to Recognize and Control Nasal Allergies

Common symptoms for nasal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, coughing and itching. When these allergies are not controlled properly, they can interrupt your daily routine and cause nasal discomfort. Nasal allergies are commonly treated with antihistamines or allergy shots.

In this video, Nurse Practitioner Christine MacLean explains ways to monitor and control your nasal allergies.

Allergy Specialty Care

Our specialists treat many unique allergy types, including stinging insect hypersensitivities, hives and drug allergies.

Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity

If you have been stung by yellow jackets, wasps, hornets or fire ants and had one or more of these symptoms, you should be checked for stinging insect hypersensitivity.

  • Wheezing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hives
  • Throat closing
  • Cardio collapse

Stinging insect hypersensitivity can be a life-threatening condition. If you have this condition, our experts in immunotherapy can help you prevent life-threatening reactions. Learn more about treatment for stinging insect hypersensitivity or call (615) 936-2727 to schedule an appointment.

Nasal Allergies

Patients with well-controlled nasal allergies can experience less sneezing, coughing and itching when exposed to common allergens like pollen and pets. Testing at our center will help you understand what you are allergic to so you can avoid contact with these items. After testing, we can help you develop a preventative approach to control your nasal allergies.


Three million Americans live with hives. You may not have to suffer from this condition. Our allergy specialists can help pinpoint the trigger for your hives and design a treatment plan just for you.

Myths about people with chronic hives:

  • They have multiple allergies.
  • They must avoid many types of foods.
  • They must undergo extensive testing.

The fact is that, in most cases, chronic hives can be controlled with the proper medications. Options include omalizumab (xolair), which is FDA approved for treating chronic hives. Read more about hives.

Vanderbilt Drug Allergy Clinic

Misdiagnosed drug allergies can impact the type of health care you receive and the effectiveness of that care. The Vanderbilt Drug Allergy Clinic helps individuals with reactions to medications understand their conditions so they receive better care.