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Allergies

We have many expert allergists and immunologists on staff to help diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and immunologic disorders, including primary immunodeficiency disorders. These conditions can range in both severity and symptoms.

Asthma and other allergic diseases are two of the most common health problems. Approximately 50 million Americans have asthma, hay fever or other allergy-related conditions. There are hundreds of ordinary substances that can trigger allergic reactions. Among the most common are:

  • Plant pollens
  • Molds
  • Household dust
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Pets
  • Cleaning products
  • Foods
  • Medicines
  • Feathers
  • Insect stings

Collectively, these triggers are called allergens.

An allergic reaction may occur anywhere in the body, but commonly affects the nose, eyes, lungs, lining of the stomach, sinuses, throat and skin. Sometimes allergies can be controlled with the occasional use of an over-the-counter medication. When allergies interfere with day-to-day activities, decrease the quality of life or become life threatening, it's important to seek medical attention.