Allergy Testing - Nose & Throat Allergies - St. Augustine, Palm Coast & Palatka
Do I Need Allergy Testing?
More than 60 million people in the U.S. population suffer from allergies and many don't even recognize the symptoms, so most of the people who have allergies are never actually diagnosed.
Did you know that allergy symptoms can look like the following:
• Runny nose
• Difficulty concentrating
• Loss of taste or smell
• Sleep disturbances
While many people don't understand that these are allergy symptoms, most people do know that something is interfering with their daily activities and their quality of life.
Four Types of Allergies We Test For
Respiratory allergies are the most common allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and nose, and wheezing. Hay fever (also known as rhinitis) and/or asthma are the most common ways for respiratory allergies to manifest themselves. The respiratory system is usually affected if you’re allergic to tree pollens, grass pollens, animals, molds, and house dust mites.
Eczema, also called contact allergy or contact dermatitis is the term used for an over-reaction in the skin caused by direct contact with certain substances (allergens) in our environment. It can be either allergic or non-allergic in nature. The two reactions often look the same. The only way to distinguish between the two is to perform an allergy test.
Eczema, diarrhea, nausea, swelling of the throat, hypotension, and, in extreme cases, anaphylaxis are all signs of a food allergy. (Signs of an anaphylactic reaction can include itching at palms and ears, swelling in the throat, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, nausea, or dizziness. Medical attention should be sought immediately.) The most common foods that cause allergies are cow’s milk, egg proteins, soy, peanuts, and fish.
Allergy to insect stings occurs as a severe local skin reaction, exhaustion, dizziness, swelling of the throat and, in extreme cases, anaphylaxis.
If you are tired of living with discomfort, contact St. Augustine Sinus & Allergy at 904.461.6060; or use our contact form for a prompt email response.
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