About Allergies

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.

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