Allergy treatments can help you whether you’re allergic to something in the air, like dust, mold, or pollen, or to food or other substances. You can develop new allergies at any time. You might initially think that a runny nose or sneezing is due to a cold, but if it persists, it could be some type of allergic reaction to something simple. Allergies can have a number of other symptoms as well, including itchy skin or hives, watery eyes, or vomiting. They can also be triggered by food, environmental elements, or even our furry pets. When their allergy annoyance becomes too much to handle, make an appointment to talk to a women’s health care provider at HerKare.
What Causes Allergies?
One way to think about allergies is that your immune system is in overdrive. It mistakenly thinks that harmless substances are dangerous, and it reacts to protect you. In rare cases, an allergy can be life-threatening, but it is much more common that the symptoms are merely irritating and unpleasant. Sometimes with minimal allergy treatment, symptoms disappear quickly.
It’s possible to suffer from allergy symptoms for years without realizing the cause. This is one of the reasons it’s so important for us to understand any symptoms that are affecting you. We can use allergy testing to identify if you are reactive to a specific element, such as dust, pollen, grass, pet dander, or other common allergens.
Diagnosing and Treating Allergies
Severe allergies can cause symptoms like fatigue, mental fog, and moodiness by interrupting breathing and sleep patterns which can affect your overall health and quality of life. When your body is fighting off an allergen, it is in a state of agitation and inflammation.
Diagnosis and treatment of allergies vary based on what your specific allergies include. Allergy management could mean avoidance or it might mean medication or injections in the case of allergies that aren’t so easily avoided. We test for over 60 environmental allergens, including dust, pollens, grasses, and pet dander. If you are allergic to one of these common allergens, we can help you identify it and find solutions.
If you think you might be suffering from an allergy, have symptoms you can’t explain, or just feel tired and run down, contact our team at HerKare. Make an appointment online for allergy testing and we’ll start investigating what might be behind your symptoms.