An allergy is an exaggerated response from your immune system to a normally harmless substance. Common allergens (the name given to these trigger substances) include pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, food and chemicals. Allergies affect about one out of every five Americans.
Understanding allergies can be difficult. It’s much more than just allergies to the person who is suffering. Unfortunately, the allergic person is sometimes thought of as a complainer. Friends, co-workers, and family may not be sympathetic to how allergies are affecting the individual because symptoms are not always obvious. Understanding Allergies The allergic person may Read More
Allergy Diagnosis & Treatment
How Allergies Are Diagnosed Your doctor will have many questions about your overall health history and your allergic symptoms. This information will help your doctor determine what type of allergy you have and what allergy treatment is available. It is important for your doctor to know what kind of symptoms
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Proven Benefits of Immunotherapy Through over 100 years of use, allergy immunotherapy has been well studied and proven to be effective in patients with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. There is some evidence that this therapy may also be useful to treat other forms of allergy, such as atopic dermatitis, that affects the Read More
Rhinitis Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose. There are two types: allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis. Allergic Rhinitis Allergic Rhinitis occurs when the body’s immune system over-responds to specific, non-infectious particles such as plant pollens, Read More
What is sinusitis? Acute bacterial sinusitis is an infection of the sinus cavities caused by bacteria. It usually is preceded by a cold, allergy attack, or irritation by environmental pollutants. Unlike a cold, or allergy, bacterial sinusitis requires a physician’s diagnosis and treatment with an antibiotic to cure the infection and prevent future complications.Normally, mucus Read More