Allery F.A.Q

Up to 50 million people in the United States have some type of allergy. Find out how we can help reduce your symptoms.

General Questions

What causes allergy symptoms?

A person with hypersensitive reactions has an immune system that treats ordinarily harmless proteins like plant pollen, pet dander, dust mites or mold as if they are risky invaders. This results in the production of antibodies to protect the body from harm. This sets off a complex series of chemical reactions that leave a wake of inflammation in their path.

Due to this inflammation, your airways become filled with extra mucus and fluid and, as a result, the cilia are not able to remove the allergens effectively. This is where hypersensitivity symptoms occur: runny nose, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath; itchy, watery eyes; itchy, irritated skin. In some instances, symptoms can progress into life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Are you at risk for allergies?

Up to 50 million people in the United States have some type of allergy. Allergies are often hereditary, handed down, genetically, from generation to generation. That said, allergies can vary between family members. It is also possible for adult onset allergies to develop later in life. This underscores the importance of being tested for allergies.

Additionally, people who have allergies are at increased risk of developing other allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema (allergic dermatitis). That’s why it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. As you can see, having an allergist near you can greatly improve your overall health.

Allergies that Southern Primary Care treats

While there are various types of allergies such as food, latex, and more, we specialize in environmental and seasonal allergies. These are caused by allergens you would encounter both inside and outside your home. Such allergens include:

  • Tree pollen
  • Grass pollen
  • Weed pollen
  • Indoor and outdoor molds
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Pet dander
  • And more!

About Our Services

How we treat your allergies

Medications can be beneficial, but they are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. While providing relief, they only mask the symptoms. Our Immunotherapy Program is a long-term preventive treatment plan that gradually alters the response your body has to environmental allergens. It slowly stimulates the patient’s immune defenses thus reducing symptoms, over time. A patient often will require a combination of avoidance measures, medications, and immunotherapy for the most effective control.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, make an appointment

Brain fog, rash, headaches, dizziness, balance issues, eczema, nasal congestion, bad breath, postnasal drip, sinus infections, loss of taste, itchy eyes, runny nose, snoring, atopic dermatitis, discolored drainage, anxiety, increased asthma, insomnia

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