Allergies happen when your body’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance, such as grass pollen, mold or cat hair. For many people, allergies mean itchy eyes and a drippy nose. But for others, allergies to bee stings, nuts, latex, medication or other triggers can cause a whole-body reaction. This reaction, known as anaphylaxis, can threaten their lives. Whether your allergies are dangerous or just annoying, our allergy doctors can help you cope.
Allergy specialists treat seasonal allergies with nose rinses or sprays, antihistamines, decongestants, shots and pills. They also may recommend lifestyle changes such as staying indoors or cleaning your house often to get rid of dust. For food allergies and bee stings, allergy doctors may prescribe medications.
Some allergies also are caused by immune system disorders, which require treatments prescribed by those in the immunology field. Immunology also involves diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Allergy and immunology services we offer
- Allergy testing, including skin tests
- Medication and strategies for treating allergies
Whether your allergies make you feel miserable or even prove life-threatening, we’re here to help. Our allergists offer the latest tests and treatments to make your days better and prevent any potentially deadly situations from happening. Find an expert, compassionate allergist near you today.
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