Allergies Overview

Allergies are your body’s way of fighting off what it perceives as a threat. They are very common – as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer from some type of allergy. Our skilled physicians can help you identify the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan so you can find relief.

Allergy Types

An allergy is an exaggerated response from your immune system to a normally harmless substance. There are countless types of allergies; each of which has its own set of symptoms. The most common allergy types are:

  • Dust Mites
  • Tree Pollen
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Molds
  • Grasses & Weeds

Symptoms

Allergy symptoms differ depending on the type of allergy. The symptoms typically involve the airways, sinuses, nasal passages and skin and can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms include:

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose
  • Itchy Eyes & Throat
  • Watery Eyes
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Hives
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Wheezing

Testing

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  • Skin Prick Testing
  • Intradermal Skin Test
  • Blood Tests

Treatments

The cause of your allergy symptoms will dictate your best treatment option. The three most common treatments for a wide range of allergy symptoms are:

  • Prevention
  • Medications
  • Sublingual Immunotherapy
  • Subcutaneous Immunotherapy

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