TYPES OF ALLERGIES & SYMPTOMS

Allergic Rhinitis – "Hay Fever" This is a swelling and inflammation of the nasal passage, congestion, sneezing, and itchy/ watery eyes. Rhinitis is caused by a variety of outdoor and indoor allergens.

Sinusitis – is an infection of the sinuses caused by rhinitis or asthma.  Half of all chronic sinusitis is not caused by allergies.

Asthma – is the inflammation of the lungs and airway that constrict the bronchial tubes. Asthma can result in wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.

Food Allergies – Is an intolerance to such foods as peanuts, shellfish and more. Food allergies can cause Anaphylaxis which can be a mild or life-threatening reaction to foods.

Hives-also known as urticaria, are itchy, raised welts that are found on the skin. They are usually red, pink, or flesh-colored, and sometimes they sting or hurt. In most cases, hives are caused by an allergic reaction to a medication or food or a reaction to an irritant in the environment.

Insects – Is also an allergy that can cause Anaphylaxis, and is one of the most dangerous allergic reaction that can cause death if not treated right away with an Epi-Pen and/or hospital treatment.

Latex allergy – a reaction the material within latex. Usually, it is an allergy to the powder residue that coats the latex. This powder residue can also become airborne.

Drug Allergies – This is a reaction to a drug like penicillin, that can cause symptoms like hives.

Mold Allergy – mold can grow in many places, places that are usually damp like basements, bathrooms and more. Allergic reactions to mold can be year-round.

Pet Allergies – A person with a pet allergy can be sensitive to pet urine, saliva or dander.

Pollen Allergy – Pollen is one of the most common allergens that trigger seasonal allergy symptoms.

Dust Allergies- Dust mites are invisible creatures that thrive in hotter climates over 70 degrees and high humidity 70-80%.  They can cause cold and asthma like symptoms.