Allergy

Allergies…Not Again!

99267126Allergy symptoms may be somewhere between a twitchy nose, an outright sneezing fit, a runny nose, a hive break out, asthma or a host of other possibilities that need treatment. In fact, serious allergic reactions may have a ripple effect extending to the sudden onset of a more serious or emergent conditions, including; difficulty breathing, pulmonary infection, fungal infection, Sinusitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Sometimes, we notice the signs. Other times only our bodies can identify the signs through an internal inflammatory response, sometimes called, silent inflammation.

Allergy Defined

An allergy by broad definition is a reaction to a substance in the environment. Yet, board certified Allergists and Immunologists have taken great strides to uncover what is at the core of allergies. Allergists understand the varying types of inflammatory families that may trigger the inflammatory process, resulting in allergy symptoms. They know that allergies produce a chronic inflammatory process which is, truly, in the classification of disease.

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Allergy Risks and Symptom Triggers

The incidence of allergies has been increasing greatly all over the globe due to environmental and hygienic factors. While there are no accurate worldwide figures on how many people have at least one allergy, studies have shown the high number of people who may be affected and how to identity risks.

E-Antibody Mutation In Those With Allergies?

The results of clinically based scientific research have led to the discovery that people with allergies host an additional E- Antibody which disrupts the normal response of the immune system. The beauty in the results of this scientific evidence is that Allergists and Immunologists have identified how the E- Antibody is linked to allergic reactions which has enhanced intervention methods to mitigate the inflammatory response before it begins. This is unlike other treatments focused on treating symptoms. Treatments offered by Allergists provide quantifiable scientifically-based data to more precisely target sensitivities that trigger inflammation through a clinically proven desensitizing process, also known as, allergy shots.

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Allergy Types

It’s clear that no matter the season, allergies may dampen your productivity at work, school, or at home life. Allergies may also diminish your quality of life. Allergies may sneak up on you without notice which at times, may be life threatening in the most severe forms. Many are not immune to allergies of most any kind, including, but not limited to:

 

 

 

  • Food Allergies, including:  Soy, Eggs, Shellfish Allergy, Fish Allergy, Nut Allergy, Egg Allergy, Milk Allergy,  and Wheat Allergy.
  • Hay Fever, also known as Allergic Rhinitis
  • Hives, also known as Urticaria
  • Plant Allergies, including Poison Ivy
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Pet Allergies
  • Air Borne Allergies, such as, from dust mites, mold and pollen
  • Sun Allergy, learn what you need to know about your Vitamin D intake!
  • Medication Allergy, such as Latex, Aspirin Allergy (Salicylate Allergy) or Sulfite Allergy- Learn about medication side effects!
  • Metal Allergies: learn about the latest on silver amalgam dental fillings!

Allergy Treatments

Over-the-counter allergy medications in pill or cream forms are used by many allergy sufferers, and they may offer at least temporary relief from certain symptoms, like sinus or skin distress. However, a more proactive, long-lasting solution is to consult with a local Allergist who has the ability to accurately identify triggers and prevent the triggers so you do not have to contend with symptoms. This is a more effective means and may prevent the onset of a far more serious medical condition in senior years. So, it is important to know the early detection diagnostic tests and

Selecting an Allergist

Depending on your health plan, you may need to consult your primary care doctor first to request a referral to a specialist like an Allergist. Board-certified Allergists are doctors specifically trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies. Allergists in the U.S. are certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI).  Allergists must complete the minimum nine years of training and pass either pediatrics or internal medicine exams. This offers a great advantage for people with allergies. It is a wise practice with any doctor to check an Allergist’s credentials, patient recommendations, and other helpful information about his/her practice before a visit. Speak with your allergist about scientific evidence-based research that supports their recommendations for diagnostic tests and treatments. People with allergies are particularly vulnerable when it comes to supplements and holistic remedies. So, your allergy consult with a board certified Allergist will provide a clear picture to better guide you for the appropriate safe and effective treatment.

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Allergist Insurance Info

If you are unable to see an allergist for any reason, still contact his or her office, explain your situation and pursue treatment. You can also submit expenses to your insurance company later. You may be able to arrange a payment plan. In the end, the benefits of a consultation with an Allergist will clearly broaden your horizon for a more precise diagnosis as well as safe and effective treatment.

It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition. Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.