Allergy and Immunology

Allergies, like the common cold, are caused by the body’s reaction to a foreign substance. Although harmless to most people, substances like pollen, dust and animal dander can cause cold-like symptoms in others.

Hawthorn’s Allergist/Immunologist, Zhenhong Li, MD, PhD, treats a wide range of allergic and immunologic disorders in both pediatric (3 months and older) and adult patients:

  • Allergic and non allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
  • Conjunctivitis (allergic eyes)
  • Allergic skin conditions: eczema, hives, contact dermatitis, angioedema
  • Allergy immunotherapy
  • Anaphylaxis: severe allergic reaction induced by different causes
  • Asthma: allergy induced asthma, exercise induced asthma, chronic cough
  • Chronic recurrent ear infection, bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Chronic headache and sinusitis
  • Food allergy/intolerance, eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Drug, vaccine, venom and latex allergy
  • Immunodeficiency: evaluation and treatment


For more information about allergy treatments or to make an appointment, call 508-996-3991.