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
  • Molds
  • Tree Pollen
  • Grasses & Weeds
  • Cats & Dogs
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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
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sneezing
  • Hives
  • Runny Nose
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Itchy Eyes & Throat
  • Nausea
  • Watery Eyes
  • Wheezing
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Determining the exact cause of your allergy symptoms is the first step in the treatment process. We offer the most popular allergy testing methods, which include:

  • Skin Prick Testing
  • Intradermal Skin Test
  • Blood Tests
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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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