While some people think their allergies represent a “weak immune system,” that is usually not the case. In fact, most allergies are an overzealous immune response to an otherwise innocuous agent such as pollen, pets or dust mites (see allergens). If symptoms are compatible with allergies, then allergy testing is often warranted. Depending on the nature of the reaction, this testing may be done quite quickly in the office in a single visit. Sometimes, additional laboratory (blood) testing is necessary.
It is better to prevent than to cure – Peruvian proverb Risk factors for development of allergy: Cannot modify: Genetics… Read more Allergy Prevention
Allergy FAQ Does having allergies means you have a weak immune system? Answer Can people “outgrow” their allergies? Answer Can… Read more Allergy Quiz/FAQ
All allergic diseases including asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, and anaphylaxis are the result of the mobilization of the immune system in… Read more The Process of an Allergic Reaction