Allergy

Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms differ depending on the type of allergy. Allergy symptoms typically involve the airways, sinuses, nasal passages and skin. They can range from mild to severe. Anaphylaxis Some patients may develop anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal reaction that causes swelling in the throat and breathing difficulties. Symptoms may develop within seconds of exposure and include…

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Allergy Testing

The only way to treat allergy symptoms is to determine exactly what is causing them. This is done through a series of allergy tests. Skin Prick Tests A skin prick test is the most common form of allergy testing. This test involves placing a small drop of an allergen extract on the skin. A needle…

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Food Allergies

The primary goal of the immune system is to keep the body healthy. In the case of food allergies, the immune system mistakes harmless food proteins as a threat and attack. Large amounts of immunoglobulin E (IgE), an antibody, are produced. IgE causes the release of histamine and other chemicals, which can trigger the symptoms…

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Non-Pharmacological Therapy

Non-pharmacological therapy refers to treatment that does not involve medicine. Allergy sufferers have several options for drug-free treatment of their symptoms, depending on the allergen triggers. Allergy Treatments The best treatment for your allergies is avoidance. While medications will help you deal with the symptoms, they do little to help treat the problem long-term. If…

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Allergy Shots

Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) are the most common form of immunotherapy. They can be used as a long-term treatment for seasonal, indoor and insect sting allergies. Allergy Shot Process Allergy shots work by getting a patient’s body used to the allergen slowly, with the hopes that they will develop an immunity or tolerance to the…

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Allergy Drops

Allergy sufferers often turn to medication for relief. While products such as antihistamines can reduce symptoms, the effects are temporary. Immunotherapy is a safe and effective long-term treatment that involves introducing small amounts of allergen to the body regularly in order to help build up a tolerance. Traditional immunotherapy or “allergy shots” involves injections, while…

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Medical Therapy

Allergy symptoms can often be relieved through the use of over-the-counter or prescription medications and nasal sprays. Medical therapy provides short-term relief and may be enough of a solution for people with seasonal allergies or those whose symptoms are not severe. If symptoms do not improve with the use of medications, patients should consult with…

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Shot Clinic Hours

Our shot clinic hours are Monday thru Thursday: 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm and Friday’s: 8:30am to 11:30 am. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

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