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Are you allergic to certain allergens?
If it is seasonal or all year long, they can still leave you being miserable a lot of the time.
- Itchy, runny nose
Your immune system overreacts to certain substances, called allergens, they are usually not harmful, but rare times they can be harmful. When this happens, the immune system produces antibodies for protection, which leads to all of the miserable symptoms which allergy sufferers experience.
Common Allergy Triggers
- Foods- unpleasant or dangerous immune system reactions after a certain food is eaten. Top 8 food allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish.
- Medications- reaction due to an actual immune system response is rare, but possible. Most medication related issues are called “non-allergic reactions” or “adverse reactions” but still can have serious consequences.
- Contact- skin rash caused by contact with a specific substance such as latex, plants, soap, cosmetics, and jewelry, among others.
- Insects- biting, stinging, and non-biting (cockroaches, dust mites).
Allergy Testing and Treatment Options
Allergy testing is done in order to figure out the direct cause of your common allergies. The information from the allergy tests will help us to figuring out an allergy treatment plan that is best for you. The most common type of allergy testing would be the skin test. These are here to help diagnose certain allergic conditions.