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.
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.
The most common cause is an over production of histamine.
Skin patch testing for reactions, medications to block the allergic reaction, desensitization shots.
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.