Allergies

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An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts to foreign substances that usually do not cause reactions in other people. For example, your immune system may trigger an immune response when pet dander is introduced to your sinuses, even though your friends and family seemingly have no issues with pet dander.

It’s often unclear why people develop allergies to seemingly harmless substances while others don’t, but for a person with allergies, these substances trigger the immune system to take action.

When encountering an allergen, the human immune system produces antibodies that attack the foreign substance perceived to be invading the body. Allergies can include things like food, medication ingredients, pollen, or latex, and the response to these triggers can be mild to life-threatening.

In most situations where an allergen gets into the eyes or sinuses (like pollen and dust allergies), the trigger causes symptoms that impact a person’s ability to breathe and get through the day regularly.

For example, having allergies may cause the following health issues

  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Rashes
  • General fatigue
  • Aches and pains
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
Often, the symptoms of allergies are treated with prescription or over-the-counter medication, depending on the severity of the symptoms. However, at our clinic, we approach allergy relief differently.

We utilize state-of-the-art medical methodologies to pinpoint the source of allergies and from there, we take the time to create customized, viable care plans to combat specific allergies.

This way, our patients do not have to contend with the unpleasant symptoms of allergies, nor do they have to deal with the side effects of allergy medications which include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Light-headedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
If your allergies are affecting your ability to lead a healthy, active life, we invite you to call our office at 202-463-2090 and schedule an appointment at your convenience. One of our helpful front desk staff will be happy to address any questions you have in the meantime. We look forward to meeting you.
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