Allergist in Fresno, California
Serving all of Central California including Clovis, Reedley, Dinuba, Visalia, Hanford, Lemoore Naval Base, Sanger, Madera and nearby cities.
Allergy reactions often strike at the most inopportune times. Knowing what can cause a reaction, employing preventative measures and having treatments on hand specific to your needs can help ensure you and your family continue to live every day to its fullest.
When an allergen has entered the body, the body defends itself by releasing a chemical called histamine, which can result in common reactions like sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, or in more severe cases – hives, difficulty breathing and anaphylaxis. Allergies can be seasonal, or an allergic reaction can also happen year-round, depending on its cause.
Dr. Buddiga places family first. He opened his clinic after recognizing a general gap in care and compassionate understanding for people suffering from allergies, asthma, immune and skin conditions. This led him to impart unprecedented levels of diagnostic evaluation and early intervention treatments to help every child or adult he meets live a healthier fulfilling life.
Some allergic reactions can be life threatening, so it’s always best to proactively test yours or your child’s immune reactions in order to be prepared. Life-threatening reactions are typically marked by hives, soft tissue swelling, difficulty breathing or a severe drop in blood pressure.
If you or a member of your family has an extreme adverse reaction, always seek prompt and immediate medical attention or call 911 immediately.
You may have saved their (or your) life.
Allergic rhinitis can occur seasonally or year-round. Identifying and knowing your triggers can help ease the severity with prevention, treatment and ongoing management.
Food allergies are constantly on the increase as the food we consume is continually being processed as well as genetically modified for mass consumption. With early identification and provision of treatment management plans, you can continue to be confident your family is safe from potential threats.
Whether you suffer from a reaction to foods, chemicals or the environment, we can often diagnose the allergy with scratch or patch testing. Scratch tests assess allergies to foods, stinging insects and airborne allergens by scratching the surface of the skin with a few drops of purified allergen. Patch tests can identify allergies to skin irritants like cosmetics and chemicals by applying the allergen directly to a patch of skin. If a delayed reaction occurs in the next 72 hours, we can identify the culprit allergen and recommend the best course of treatment for your allergies.
We perform nasal endoscopies for various sinus symptoms. After spraying local anesthetic on the area, a small fiber optic camera is eased into the nasal passage. The camera enables us to examine and diagnose visible conditions affecting the nasal passages, sinuses, throat and vocal cords as well as to evaluate any polyps. A small amount of fluid may be collected to test for abnormal microorganism growth, so we can prescribe the best treatment for relief.
Allergies to trees such as Olive tree, Sycamore, Juniper, Elm & Oak.
Allergies to grass such as Bermuda, Fescue, Perennial Rye, Timothy & Kentucky Bluegrass
Allergies to Short / Long Ragweed and Nettle are also observed in the Fall/ Autumn season.
Allergy shots help your body develop a natural resistance to allergens by strengthening immunity against the effects of tree, grass, weed pollen, dust mites, animal dander, mold and stinging insects.
You may benefit from allergy shots if you:
Most insurance plans cover the cost of medicine preparation and weekly shot administration. Some insurances cover a significant portion of the cost; however some plans may require a copayment or deductible to be met. This is dependent on your insurance plan.
We highly recommend you contact your insurance plan to learn more about your benefits. As a courtesy we usually do our best to confirm service coverage with your insurance provider and give you an estimated cost before any commitment to allergy shot treatment.
Yes, allergy shots are very effective in children because treatment is proven to prevent the development of new allergies and asthma as well as stabilization and improved control of these conditions. Allergy shots are typically started after a child reaches five years of age, but they may be started earlier on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, allergy shots are typically safe. A minor reaction may happen at the injection site, which usually improves with time. The risk of a severe allergic reaction is rare but possible and may include a serious, life-threatening reaction. The reaction typically responds immediately to epinephrine when injected in a timely fashion, therefore we kindly request you wait for 30 minutes after every injection and let us know immediately if you are having any problems so that we may assist as quickly as possible. We also recommend you use the restroom prior to your injection. Your safety is our greatest priority, which is why we follow strict preventive safety measures.
Yes, since asthma is primarily an allergic problem, a regular shot regimen in addition to your regular maintenance inhaler should significantly help control this condition, resulting in a healthy and productive lifestyle with less school and work time loss.
Allergy shots have also been FDA approved for skin eczema control and allergic eyes, due to triggers like pollen, dust and pet allergen.
Yes, we offer oral allergy drops that can be administered daily from the comfort of your home, underneath the tongue to achieve similar results. This treatment is not covered by insurances due to lack of FDA approval and is currently an out-of-pocket expense. Although it is used extensively in Europe & Canada with excellent results, more clinical studies are needed in the United States.
Dr. Buddiga is dedicated to treating the cause beneath the symptoms, always. He also recognizes the growing desire by many to reverse physical signs of skin inflammation, damage and aging, particularly when this may be having an impact on his patients’ wellbeing. This commitment to nurturing the healing journey has led to an exciting new offering: BUDDIGA Skin Aesthetics.Learn More
Hives, eczema, psoriasis, acne, angioedema (acute skin swelling), drug rashes, fungal rashes, dry irritated skin and other frustrating skin conditions can have an adverse effect on more than just your skin. These conditions can greatly affect the way you live your life, how you feel about yourself , self esteem and confidence from doing the things you love both indoors as well as outdoors.Learn More
Allergies can be seasonal, environmental, or a reaction to something you or your child has ingested. When an allergen has entered the body, the body defends itself by releasing a chemical called a histamine, that can result in common reactions like sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes, or in more severe cases, breathing problems and anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions).Learn More
Asthma is mostly an allergic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways, making breathing difficult. Asthma is episodic with acute flare-ups followed by symptom-free periods. Most asthma attacks are short-term, lasting minutes to hours and may be fatal if not controlled in a timely manner. Dr. Buddiga’s goal is to help you achieve optimal control of your asthma.Learn More
Chronic infections that last or consistently flare up can be an indication that your immunity needs some attention. Intravenous or subcutaneous immunoglobulin supports the body when it can’t make enough antibodies to fight infection. Dr. Buddiga treats patients through strengthening their immunity by building them a personal IMMUNE FIREWALL®️ of T-cell Immune-regulation and Immunoglobulin G4 antibody protection through immunomodulation (allergy desensitization shots or home-use customized oral Allergy drops).Learn More
We at BUDDIGA Family Allergy Skin Immunology have taken an active role in educating both domestic and international physicians and patients on diagnosis / testing / vaccines & care for this contagion. This was accomplished by having educational segments on television nationally, webinars internationally as well as locally. We also were a major vaccine delivery, counseling & reporting site for the CDC, FDA , California Department of Public Health and testing site for COVID-19 in Central California serving nearly a 2 million population base.Learn More
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