• Conditions and Topics

    Allergy is defined as a "harmful, increased susceptibility to a specific substance," also known as hypersensitivity, while immunity is characterized as a "protective, enhanced resistance."
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    Anaphylaxis. For children with severe food or insect stinging allergies, even a small exposure could lead to a life-threatening reaction.
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    Asthma (adult, pediatric, allergic) is a chronic lung disease that affects approximately 20 million Americans. Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the airways.
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    Drugs, Adverse Reactions. Many patients experience adverse reactions to medications. Only a small percent of these reactions, however, are true allergic reactions.
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    Eczema. A common allergic reaction often affecting the face, elbows and knees is atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
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    Food Allergy is a group of disorders characterized by immunologic responses to specific food proteins.
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    Hives (urticaria), are raised, red itchy bumps of varying sizes in the shallow layers of the skin.
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    Immunology. The immune system is a network of cells and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by "foreign" invaders.
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    Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, is an effective vaccination program that increases immunity to substances called allergens that trigger allergy symptoms.
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    Insect Sting Allergy. Insect sting allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to the venom injected by a stinging insect.
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    Latex Allergy occurs when the body's immune system reacts to proteins found in natural rubber latex.
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    Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose with symptoms of sneezing, itching, nasal discharge and congestion.
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    Sinusitis is an acute (very intense) or chronic (happening repeatedly all the time) inflammation of the nasal sinuses, the hollow cavities around the cheekbones found around the eyes and behind the nose.
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  • Attention Allergy Patients

    This letter to patients notifies them of a 30-minute wait period after receiving allergy injections, as some reactions occur within the 20 to 30 minute timeframe.