Allergies

Allergy

An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction initiated by specific immunologic mechanisms. It occurs when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as:

Pollen Mold spores Food Medications
Dust mites Pet dander Insects stings

An allergy starts when the immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader. The immune system then produces antibodies that are always on the alert for your particular allergen. When you are exposed again in the future, these antibodies release a number of immune system chemicals, such as histamine, that cause allergy symptoms.

 

Continuously adapting to environmental changes, allergies are on the rise worldwide, giving rise to widely varied & sometimes unclear symptoms in affected patients.

Symptoms to Allergic Reaction

Allergic reactions can manifest in so many ways throughout the body and the most common symptoms are as follows:

Symptoms

Example

General

Fatigue, Decreased Performance, Feeling Cold, Vertigo

Cutaneous

Exanthema (maculate, popular, urticarial, etc), Quincke’s edema, itching, neurodermatitis

Irritation of mucous     membrane

Rhintis, sneeze impulse, conjunctivitis, itchy eyes, cough, bronchial asthma

Gastrointestinal

Feeling of repletion, gastritis, stomatitis, diarrhoea, meteorism, colitis in various forms

Heart and Circulatory

Variations in blood pressure, syncope, tachycardia, extrasystole

Bladder

Polyuria, dysuria, irritable bladder, susceptibility to Urinary tract infection

Muscle Joints

Sore muscles, rheumatic pain

Psychological

Depression, restlessness, confusion, feeling dazed, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness & hyperactivity in children

Headache & Migraines

Weight Loss and Gain

Anaphylactic Shock

 The severity of allergies varies from person to person and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis- a potentially life-threatening emergency.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

We treat adults and children equally so that the entire family can have their symptoms treated in one location.
Conditions we treat include (but are not limited to):
  • Eye allergies
  • Asthma (from simple to complex) and other breathing difficulties
  • Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Food allergies
  • Skin allergies
  • Hives and rashes
  • Itching
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat drainage
  • Recurrent ear infection
  • Insect allergy and reactions
  • Medication allergies
  • Chronic cough
  • Headaches
  • Bronchitis
  • Recurrent infections and immunodeficiencies
  • Latex allergy and peri-operative reactions
  • Allergic reactions and Angioedema (swelling)
  • Contact dermatitis (nickel, metals, solvents, poison ivy, etc.)
  • Allergy-related sleep disorders

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