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Allergies

Signs or Symptoms

Itching, watery eyes, hives, swelling around the eyes or lips, runny nose, sneezing, persistent cough without an elevated temperature, wheezing, chronic breathing problems, nasal congestion, chronic nausea, chronic diarrhea, abdominal cramps.

Description

Exposure to an offending substance causes a reaction in the body. This reaction varies from person to person and can affect different systems like the skin, lungs, sinuses, or digestive tract.

Causes

The most common cause is an over production of histamine.

Standard Treatment

Skin patch testing for reactions, medications to block the allergic reaction, desensitization shots.

AK Approach

Aside from the histamine response to allergies, there are other organ systems that can play a part in allergies by under functioning. These include your digestive, hormone, and respiratory systems. In addition, the function of your liver, thymus and kidneys can play an important role in controlling symptoms. Testing is done to determine if there are ways to help up regulate the functioning of these systems and organs. . Special tests are done to determine what specific offending agents are upsetting you. Then treatment options ranging from avoidance to desensitization are employed. Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the allergic responses. Finally, a specific program for your needs is created.

Our Location

19 Center St. | Chatham, NJ 07928

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday:

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday:

10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday:

Closed