Allergy - Services and Treatment
Allergies are an exaggerated reaction of the immune system to a substance that would not normally cause a reaction in most
individuals. The immune system perceives a particular substance (dust, mold, pollen, chemical, etc.) as a threat and triggers the release of histamine, causing an allergic symptom.
Classic allergy symptoms are sneezes, runny nose, hives, itchy and watery eyes, and itchy throat but in fact, allergies may cause a vast range of symptoms from fatigue and depression to constipation, joint pain, facial swelling, headaches and chronic sinusitis.
Allergies put stress on the immune system and can affect every major system of the body.
If you suffer from asthma and allergies, these are just a few possible symptoms. Asthma and allergies can make you feel miserable and limit your everyday activities. At Dekalb Family Medicine, our dedicated team of Professionals are focused on helping you live well. We can help you successfully treat
and manage disorders like Allergies.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, one out of five Americans is affected by asthma and allergies. Common allergens include dust mites, mold, animals, trees, grass and ragweed. If you are looking for a definitive diagnosis or help managing your symptoms, we can help.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to discuss Allergy issues, please contact ustoday for more information.