When your immune system sends a response to an allergen, a foreign substance, the medical condition is known as allergy. Allergies are the sixth major causes among the Americans for chronic illness and it is estimated that over fifty million people in the USA experience different kinds of allergies every year. Also, it is the most typical health problem affecting the children in the country. 8.4% of children and 8.2% of adults were tested positive for hay fever in 2015 in the USA. While no cure is available for the allergies, you can manage them effectively by learning about their prevention and treatment from a qualified, allergy testing specialist doctor. We are one of the leading and most frequently recommended health care services in Homer Glen, Lockport and other adjacent areas, and offer sophisticated, specialized, customized treatment for all types of allergic conditions.
Why do I have allergies?
You can experience allergic reactions when your immune system starts reacting to certain substances. Even when the substances are harmless, your immune system tends to release chemicals to your bloodstream that results in symptoms of allergy. Your body will react in the same manner every time that you are exposed to the substance. Sometimes, these reactions can even become life-threatening.
What are the symptoms of allergies?
Yes, there are certain symptoms. The symptoms depend on the substance to which you are allergic. There might be a rash or skin issues when you are allergic to chemicals or some foods. You may experience sneezing, coughing and some other respiratory issues when your allergy is seasonal and when you are allergic to dust as well as other allergens of the environment.
What are the most common allergens?
Following are the most common type of allergens:
- Pollen, mold, grass and ragweed, pet dander, dust mite
- Peanuts, cow’s milk, dust mites, eggs and wheat
- Certain medications
- Stings from insects
- Household products containing chemicals
How can you treat your allergies?
The treatment of allergy will depend on its type. After examining you, Dr. Chakrabarti shall recommend some tests. The commonly known allergy test is a skin test that involves the process of injecting the type of allergen that you are allergic to. The treatment option includes consuming medications and allergy shots that relieves you of your allergy symptoms.