Allergy Symptoms and Treatment at Pulmonary Associates
Allergies are extremely common and can range from being a nuisance to being life-threatening. More than 50 million adults and children in the US suffer from allergies every year.
Allergies occur when the body’s immune system overreacts to a foreign substance. The most common allergy triggers include:
- Pollen from grass, trees, and weeds
- Animal dander
- Dust mites
- Insect stings
- Mold spores
- Food (common culprits are milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, and shellfish)
Allergic reactions can vary from person to person and range from minor to severe. Symptoms may include sneezing, a runny nose, itching, swelling, and the appearance of hives. If the throat or airways swell and prevent the intake of oxygen, it can be life-threatening – a reaction known as anaphylactic shock.
There are a number of treatments available for allergies, including immunotherapy, antihistamines, and steroids, along with nonpharmaceutical methods and lifestyle changes.
At Pulmonary Associates, our allergists have a wealth of knowledge about how best to deal with your specific type of allergy.
If you suspect you or someone you love has allergies, isn’t it time you got tested and found out for sure? Call Pulmonary Associates in Southern Nevada at (702) 384-5101 or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule your first appointment with one of our experts.