Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease in which the airways become blocked or narrowed causing breathing difficulty.  Symptoms may include cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, or chest tightness. Sometimes episodes of asthma are triggered by allergens, although infection, exercise, cold air and other factors are also important triggers.


 With proper management, people with asthma and allergies and allergies can live healthy and active lives. Working with an allergy and asthma specialist can provide a major level of improvement in symptoms and improve quality of life. ​


Allergies are inappropriate reactions of the immune system that result in a reaction to substances in the environment that typically are harmless. The immune system overreacts by producing IGE antibodies to these “allergens.”  These IGE antibodies interact with certain cells resulting in the release of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body.

Symptoms of inhaled allergies include sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose or eyes and itching of nose, mouth, throat , eyes or ears.  Other potential allergens include food, medication, latex and insect stings.​


ASTHMA

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Angioedema (swelling)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Primary immunodeficiency syndromes
  • Vasomotor Rhinitis​

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CONDITIONS

  • Asthma
  • ​Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Sinusitis
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Food allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Anaphylaxis (systemic allergic reactions)​

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