Allergies

Allergies

An allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system. It can manifest in many ways that cause discomfort.

Common symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy/watery eyes
  • Rashes, such as hives (raised red skin). Sometimes the rash can itch.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

Treatment of Allergies

Most commonly, we encounter seasonal allergies, which are often caused by various environmental exposures, such as pollen or dust. Another common cause is food or medications, and in some cases the cause is unknown. We will individualize your therapy and prescribe treatment depending on the cause of your allergy. It is often helpful to see a picture if there is a rash and you can use our image upload feature to facilitate this. If there are other concerning factors, you may need a more comprehensive evaluation. In some instances this can be performed by us through a video telemedicine visit and in some cases you will need an in person evaluation by a healthcare provider. During your evaluation, we will assess the most appropriate level of care for you and provide you with the information and treatment you need to start feeling better.