An allergy is an immune reaction in which small amounts of a substance (an allergen) cause an exaggerated immune response, with unpleasant symptoms.
If you display hay fever, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, itching, headaches, bloating, muscle and joint pains, fatigue, sneezing, and/or coughing, you have a pretty good chance of having allergies to inhaled allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold, or pet dander.
Food allergies can often be difficult to identify, because they can present with a wide and variable range of symptoms. Gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, cramping, etc) are the more obvious symptoms, but food allergies, can also manifest as itching in unusual places, skin rashes, fatigue and joint aches. These symptoms may occur long after the offending food has been eaten, which makes it even more difficult to correctly identify these allergenic foods. To test a wide variety of individual foods, a blood sample can be obtained in our lab.
If you’ve tried shots and endless medications to control your allergies, you should know about our allergy desensitization service that is safer, more effective and more convenient. Sublingual immunotherapy (oral drop) treatments are not only much easier to live with, but they are more beneficial to your immune system as well.
Take a few minutes to enjoy this short video below to learn more about sublingual immunotherapy and how it works.
Click here to watch Dr. Biddle’s video on Allergy Alternatives