Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects your ability to breathe. Asthma may be mild or severe, but every patient can benefit from a proper evaluation and management plan to improve their condition.
Allergies occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to what should be a harmless substance. The reaction that develops causes severe symptoms that affect your nose, eyes, skin and lungs.
Just like regular allergies to pollens and animals, food allergies occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to what should be a harmless substance. In this case the allergen is something you eat instead of something you breathe in from the air.
Urticaria, commonly known as hives, is a skin condition that affects up to 20% of people at some point in their lives. That’s 1 out of every 5 people!
Non-allergic rhinitis has symptoms very similar to allergic rhinitis (“hay-fever”). The difference is that it is not caused by allergic triggers! About half of all people with chronic nose symptoms have non-allergic rhinitis and are usually very surprised to find out that they don’t have “allergies.”
Nasal saline irrigation has been shown to be helpful for the prevention and treatment of allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Saline solution is a natural decongestant (decreases the swelling of the nasal tissue) and it also helps to clean the nasal passages of mucous, pollens, dirt and other irritants.
House dust contains a mixture of tiny pieces of fabric, dander, plant matter, and creatures so small that they are not visible to the human eye. These tiny creatures are called “house dust mites”.
Yellow jackets, honeybees, paper wasps, hornets, and fire ants can all be significant threats to those who enjoy the outdoors. Most people who are stung by one of these insects develop redness, swelling, and itching at the site of the sting.
Adverse reactions to drugs are common. (adverse means unwanted or unexpected.) Almost any drug can cause an adverse reaction. Reactions range from irritating or mild side effects such as nausea and vomiting to life-threatening anaphylaxis. A true drug allergy is caused by a series of chemical steps in the body that produce the allergic reaction to a medication.