Dr. Patricia Frey-Murray wants to help each patient look, feel, and perform at their best. Allergies are a common concern that affects many patients daily, or seasonally. The uncomfortable symptoms that allergies cause can negatively affect your well-being and quality of life. Here at Grace Medical Aesthetics, we offer personalized allergy testing and treatments for improved overall health and wellness.
What are Allergies?
Allergies are the body’s reaction to certain substances that your body finds aggravating. It is one of the most common chronic conditions that affects many people. When you have a certain allergy, it causes the immune system to mistake the substance as a harmful invader. In response, the immune system produces IgE antibodies, which release histamine and other chemicals within the body. These chemicals are what triggers an allergic response that leads to uncomfortable symptoms that can range from mild to potentially life-threatening.
Symptoms of an Allergy
When experiencing an allergy, the most common symptoms occur within the mucus membranes. This can affect common areas of the body including the lungs, throat, nose, sinuses, or lining of the stomach. Some allergies may also result in a rash breakout. In severe cases, an anaphylactic reaction may occur, which can be potentially life-threatening. Thankfully, these reactions can be treated with an epinephrine. Patients who do have severe allergies should carry an epipen with them at all times in case of an unexpected allergic reaction. If you have experienced symptoms of swelling, chest tightness, or shortness of breath associated with an allergan, reach out to the professionals here at Grace Medical Aesthetics to schedule an appointment and find relief from your allergies.
What Can Cause Allergies?
Depending on the particular person, many things can become an allergan. The most common allergies are caused by exposure to:
- Foods including nuts and fruits
- Insects bites or stings
- Skincare products
- Cleaning products
- Animal dander
- And more
Allergies can develop during childhood, and may subside throughout life. Some allergies can be hereditary, or develop on their own overtime. This is because the immune system is constantly adapting and learning what is an infection and what is not.
If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy, schedule an appointment with one of our specialists at Grace Medical Aesthetics to receive specialized testing and personalized treatment options tailored to you. We would love to assist you in identifying your allergies, and help you find relief. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved health and wellness!