Allergy Overview

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:

  • Drugs
  • Food
  • Insect Stings
  • Latex
  • Mold
  • Pets
  • Pollen
  • Mice & Cockroaches

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.

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

Testing

Determining the exact cause of your allergy symptoms is the first step in the treatment process. We offer the most popular allergy texting methods, which include:

  • Skin Prick Testing
  • Intradermal Skin Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Physician-Supervised Challenge
  • Patch Test
  • Pulmonary Function 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
  • Immunotherapy

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