Allergy and Immunology

Allergies are among the most common chronic conditions worldwide.

An allergic reaction typically triggers symptoms in the nose, lungs, throat, sinuses, ears, lining of the stomach or on the skin. For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma.

A number of different allergens are responsible for allergic reactions.

The most common include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Animal dander
  • Mold
  • Medications
  • Latex

Our Allergy and Immunology department is headed by Jessica Blume, M.D. Dr. Blume graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at SUNY Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Blume is a highly trained physician with experience to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders including primary immunodeficiency disorders. These conditions range from the very common to the very rare, spanning all ages and encompassing various organ systems.

Our Allergy and Immunology department specializes in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of conditions including:

  • Nasal allergy/hay fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Eye allergy/conjunctivitis
  • Asthma
  • Food allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Eczema
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Angioedema
  • Drug allergy
  • Latex allergy
  • Venom/insect allergy
  • Generalized itching
  • Immunodeficiency

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