Allergist in Clovis, California

Allergies in
Clovis, CA

Serving all of Central California including Clovis, Madera , Reedley, Dinuba, Selma, Fowler, Visalia, Hanford, Lemoore Naval Base, Sanger, and nearby cities.

Allergies in
Clovis, CA

Explore how residents of Central California are impacted by allergies and what you can do about it.

Allergy reactions often strike at the most inopportune times. To ensure you and your family can continue to live every day to its fullest, it’s important to know what can cause a reaction, employ preventative measures, and have treatments on hand specific to your needs.

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.

Clovis Allergist, Dr. Praveen Buddiga

Dr. Praveen Buddiga has helped hundreds of patients in Clovis, California as a leading specialist with over a decade of clinical experience in allergy, asthma, and immunology.

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, skin, and other immune conditions. This led him to impart unprecedented levels of diagnostic evaluation and early intervention treatments to help every child or adult he treats live a healthier fulfilling life.


The staff here is amazing! So friendly, easy to work with and efficient!! Takes less than 5 minutes to go in and get my weekly shots, which I hear is NOT the norm. Doctor is great! Actually listens and takes a personal interest in finding a solution. They are all the way across town for me but I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

- Nicole Palmer

I'm very happy with my experiences at Buddiga Family Allergy. The office staff are so kind and friendly both in-person and over the phone, and Dr. Buddiga actively listens to my concerns and answers all my questions during each appointment. I wish every doctor's office was as helpful and welcoming as Dr. Buddiga's!

- Teagan Pope

Doctor is GREAT!! Takes his time to hear your concerns and helps give quick relief of allergy symptoms. Staff is very kind and understanding. Would highly recommend.

- Barbara Rodriguez

My mom was referred here because she has been having severe skin allergy problem since she came to Fresno. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful! We are able to get an appointment soon and dr B greeted us and listened to her concern, she will be starting treatment to hopefully improve the discomfort she has been experiencing!

- Daphne Lin

I highly recommend this place if you are looking to try allergy shot therapy/ diagnose allergies , the whole process felt very efficient and the explanations were concise. Staff was very friendly and helpful and they went out of their way to help me out with what I specifically needed or answer my questions.

- Ryan Hermono

I have been there twice now and they have done an extraordinary job with my daughter. She feels very comfortable and I would strongly recommend to any family and friends.

- Araceli Ochoa

Buddiga Family Allergy was AMAZING! They got my son (almost 2) in right away, referred us to Valley Children's for blood work (who drew his blood flawlessly with no tears from my baby boy), and reviewed our results all before the doctor we were originally referred to even called us to make an appointment! The staff was great, and we will be back soon so the doctor can follow up on my son's allergy health! Thank you Buddiga Allergy!

- Megan Munoz

Very wonderful Doctor and staff. Always a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended for allergy issues. Feeling much better. I was tested a few months ago for food allergies thankfully I found out I am allergic to milk products and eggs. Since then the bloat is gone and it feels so good to not have a constant stomach pain! I miss Dairy and eggs, but not the pain. Buddiga Family Allergy are lifesavers with the best attitude. Kindness goes a long way with me they are the best!!!

- Joanne Calhoun

Staff is very friendly and professional. The wait was minimal and service A-1! My wife has been seeing Dr Buddiga for about a year now and is very happy that she chose him for her Allergist. Another thing she likes about the office staff is they WILL ANSWER the phone when you call; you don't get some stupid automated system that makes you jump through numerous hoops when you need to talk to some one. That in and by itself makes them deserve an A+ rating.

- Ron Becker

Allergy Facts

Allergies are commonly confused with common colds as their symptoms can look and feel the same. If you or someone in your family experiences a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, or watery and itchy eyes that don’t subside on their own and occur at the same time throughout the year, it is best to get them evaluated for allergies.

  • Tree, Grass and Weed Pollen
  • Animal Dander / Saliva Droplets
  • Mold
  • Dust Mites
  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Watery and Itchy Eyes
  • Scratchy Throat
  • Skin Itchiness or Rash
  • Hives

Allergic Reactions

Allergies are your body’s reaction to normally harmless substances and an allergic reaction is the way your body responds to an allergen. In some cases, allergic reactions can be very serious. This life-threatening reaction is called anaphylaxis and can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen like certain foods or insect stings. Life-threatening reactions are typically marked by hives, soft tissue swelling, difficulty breathing, or a severe drop in blood pressure.

It’s always best to proactively test your or your child’s immune reactions in order to be prepared. If you or a member of your family has an extreme adverse reaction, always seek immediate medical attention or call 911.You may have saved their (or your) life.

  • Medications, Penicillin, Sulfa Agents, Pain Medications, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen
  • Foods Such as Nuts, Seafood, Milk, Wheat and Eggs
  • Insect Stings Such As Bees, Wasps, Hornets and Fire Ants
  • Latex
  • Medications Used in Anesthesia
  • Strenuous Exercise
  • Hives
  • Flushed or Pale Skin
  • The Sensation of a Lump In Your Throat
  • Constriction of the Airways
  • A Sudden Cough
  • A Swollen Tongue or Throat
  • Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea

Nasal Allergies

Both nasal allergies (rhinitis) and seasonal allergies can affect sufferers year-round, however nasal allergies are caused by allergens that provoke an allergic response. Seasonal allergies–sometimes called Hay Fever–occur mostly in the spring when things like pollen, grasses, and weeds are in the air. Identifying and understanding your triggers through exposure prevention, treatment, and ongoing management can help ease the severity of your symptoms

  • Tree, Grass and Weed Pollen
  • Animal Dander / Saliva Droplets
  • Mold
  • Dust Mites
  • Hives or Eczema
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Dry Cough
  • Itchy, Watery Eyes
  • Itchy Mouth or Inner Ears
  • Cramps, Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Breathing or Swallowing

Food Allergies

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, avoiding known food triggers, and adhering to your treatment management plan, you can continue to be confident your family is safe from potential threats.

  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Soy
  • Wheat and Other Grains with Gluten
  • Fish or Shellfish, Crab, Shrimp, Lobster
  • Hives or Eczema
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Dry Cough
  • Itchy, Watery Eyes
  • Itchy Mouth or Inner Ears
  • Cramps, Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Breathing or Swallowing

Allergies in Children

Allergies in children–also known as pediatric allergies–are those that occur when the child’s immune system reacts to a substance that the body deems as a foreign invader. Food allergies and seasonal allergies are two of the most common in children. Food allergies may cause hives, eczema, nasal congestion, itchy eyes or mouth, cramps, vomiting, or difficulty breathing or swallowing. If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, you may notice they have a cough, itchy eyes, or nasal congestion.

While identifying and treating pediatric allergies can be particularly challenging, Dr. Buddiga has a number of treatments for parents struggling to find solutions that stick. Allergies in children may seem more severe as it is very common to “grow out” of allergies for up to two decades following our teens. Many people struggle with allergies on a seasonal basis, while others may be triggered by some common everyday allergens, including pollen, nuts, shellfish, and animal dander. Allergy medications, such as pills, eyedrops, nasal sprays, and even skin creams are available to alleviate symptoms, however, Dr. Buddiga can help you make the best decision in treating your child’s allergies with results that begin now.

Allergy Testing & Treatment in Clovis, CA

Do you suffer from Asthma in Clovis, California? Dr. Buddiga is an asthma specialist dedicated to helping test and treat the symptoms of asthma in patients like you.


  • Skin Testing

    Allergy skin testing is a great way to identify what is causing your allergy symptoms or reactions. Dr. Buddiga performs this by placing a small amount of one or more substances that could be causing the symptoms under the surface of the skin. After 15 minutes or so Dr. Buddiga will look for signs of reaction which could present as red or swollen patches. An alternate way to test for allergies is to conduct a patch test where Dr. Buddiga will place a patch of the substance on the skin and look for signs of a reaction after 72 hours. If and when Dr. Buddiga determines you are allergic to any of the substances, he will recommend the best course of treatment for your allergies.

  • Nasal Endoscopy

    A nasal endoscopy is a procedure used to look at the nasal and sinus passages. This is done with a thin, flexible tube with a camera and light at the end called an endoscope. During the procedure, Dr. Buddiga will insert the endoscope into the nasal passage to look for signs of swelling, bleeding, blockages, or polyps. A small amount of fluid may also be collected to test for any abnormal growth so Dr. Buddiga can determine the best treatments for relief.


  • Oral Drops For Allergies

    Oral drops are a great option for treating pediatric allergies in the spring. This sublingual immunotherapy form of allergy relief works just like allergy shots by gradually helping the body build a tolerance to the substances that cause allergy symptoms. This is an ideal treatment for children as allergy drops can be given at home without needles.

  • Shots For Allergies

    Allergy shots are a great option for those suffering from dust, mold, pollen, or insect sting allergies. In most cases, allergy shots are administered over a month, but with just one allergy shot created for your needs, the body can build up antibodies to help prevent allergic reactions in the future. These have been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment option, even for those suffering from asthma.

  • Shots For Swelling

    The shots that Dr. Buddiga administers help to prevent flare-ups by fighting the body’s response to allergens through medications, such as Firazyr, Cinryze, Berinert, and Kalbitor. Angioedema-related swelling is a sort of rash that is similar to hives, but it occurs underneath the skin. It can be a hereditary condition, however, our shots can reduce these symptoms for patients, and help to treat the problem before it starts.

Allergy FAQ's

  • What are the most common allergens in Clovis, California?

    Allergies to trees such as Olive trees, 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

  • What are the latest advancements in allergy testing and treatment?

    Allergy testing and treatment have come a long way and continue to evolve as new technologies and therapies emerge. In particular, in vitro tests are used for allergy testing. They are not influenced by ongoing symptoms or treatments, such as antihistamines. These tests are also a safer option and preferred by patients who are at more severe risk for allergic reaction with even a small dose of the allergen.

    Multiparameter immunoblots are another excellent way of testing for sensitivities all in one comprehensive test. The use of individual membrane chips allows allergens with vastly different properties to be combined into one strip, making this ideal for pediatric testing.

  • Who are the top-rated allergists in Clovis, California?

    Dr. Buddiga is a top-rated allergist in Central California, working with patients and their families to deliver premium care for allergy, immunology, and skin concerns. Dr. Buddiga uses takes an evidence-based approach to immunity and wellness in diagnostics, which is why thousands of families across four generations as well as across the world have trusted Dr. Buddiga with their (and their family’s) health.

  • What tests can an allergist perform to diagnose my condition?

    Skin prick tests are typically the most accurate and least expensive way to confirm allergies.

    Intradermal skin tests involve the doctor injecting a tiny amount of allergen underneath the skin to test for sensitivities.

    Blood tests are a great option if you have skin conditions or are taking medicine that may interfere with skin testing.

    Physician-supervised challenge tests can help detect allergies to food or medication. The specialist will ask the patient to inhale or take a small amount of the substance by mouth to identify any sensitivities or allergies.

    Patch tests are common tests that can help identify dermatitis. The specialist will place a small amount of the substance on the skin under a patch and monitor the area for up to 72 hours.

  • How do I prepare for my first visit to an allergist?

    In addition to bringing a detailed personal record of symptoms, a specialist also recommends that patients bring a full list of medications they used or still use as well as any medical documents relevant to the patient’s current condition or concern, test results, and/or any previous allergy evaluations.

  • How much do allergy treatments cost?

    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.

  • What insurance plans do local allergists in Clovis, California accept?

    We are proud to accept most insurances. If you have any questions about your insurance provider, please call us or arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment.

    Insurance providers we accept are Advantek, Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, and Tricare.

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7105 N. Chestnut Ave, Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93720

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