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Allergy Risks and Symptom Triggers

Allergy risks and symptom triggers can best be identified by board certified Allergists. Yet, it’s important for you to know about your risk for allergies and possible triggers so you may have an optimal quality of life.

• 55 percent of all U.S. citizens would test positive for one or more allergens.

• If one parent has an allergy, his/her child has a 48 percent change of having an allergy.

• If both parents suffer from allergies, that number leaps to 70 percent.

The jump in allergies, some say, is due in part, to the use of synthetic chemicals, metals and poor air or water quality. The body’s immune system is designed to fight off germs and disease. Yet, since the additional E-antibody is in the way of resolution for people with allergies, intervention based on strong scientific evidence based research allows board certified Allergists and Immunologists to be the first step in diagnosis and treatment.

Since the E-antibody resides on skin cells, Allergists perform a simple allergy skin test to identify heightened sensitivity associated with a great number of possible allergens.  This is a fully comprehensive test that is designed to reveal the precise cause(s) for your allergic responses. In doing so, Allergists tailor a specific treatment plan that may involve allergy shots to desensitize the body and disrupt the inflammation process over the course of several weeks. During this time period, you may be provided with other medications that will fend off serious allergic reactions. For example, people with allergies that trigger an asthmatic response may be provided with medications that will prevent more serious medical conditions, such as, a sudden onset in difficulty breathing or a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. In fact, the results of allergy testing can provide conclusive evidence about your degree of risk associated with each sensitivity to develop an individualized plan that precisely targets each sensitivity so serious allergic reactions can be prevented. This treatment plan may include: lifestyle changes, such as protective bed covers that deter dust mites, and medications that may not only vastly improve your quality of life but may save your life as well.

In the case of asthma, these medications may include inhaler(s), such as, Albuterol or Vanceril, or, in more serious cases, Prednisone and/or Albuterol Nebulizer  treatments that not only feel soothing on your lungs, but seriously reduce the risk of sudden onset in difficulty breathing that may be life-threatening.  In fact Allergists and Immunologist may work hand-in-hand with Pulmonary Specialists to provide optimal treatment that can help prevent the advent of a more serious condition later on. These types of more serious medical conditions may not be manageable in senior years, including: Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease and Lung Fibrosis.

Know What Can Trigger Your Allergy Symptoms!

Think allergens and pollen, mold, dust, and pet danger immediately come to mind. Food allergies are commonplace in today’s day and age. Ask many moms who have made out their list of ingredients for cupcakes to bring to their child’s school birthday party and she might list off chocolate, peanuts, gluten, wheat, and other ingredients that children may need to avoid. Even bug bites and insect stings may trigger allergic reactions, along with heat and cold, direct sunlight, jewelry, cosmetics, spices, detergents, adhesives, and other substances. Allergies can also exacerbate certain medical conditions, such as, Eczema and Asthma.

Allergy symptoms vary widely, but whether it’s burning, itchy or watery eyes; shortness of breath; coughing; conjunctivitis; rashes; headache or migraines; diarrhea; cramping; nausea and vomiting; and wheezing, or any other sensitive reaction, it’s wise to get your allergy symptoms checked out with a board certified Allergist!

How do allergies work?

When a person’s body recognizes an allergen, it releases chemicals such as histamines to fight off the allergen. In some cases, your immune system kicks into emergency reserve mode to fight off the silent inflammation responses in your body The bad news is that in doing so, an allergy sufferer has to deal with itchiness and other symptoms as the body attempts to ward off the intruder, unless the allergy sufferer seeks out intervention with a board certified Allergist.

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.