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Allergy (Allergic Rhinitis)


Allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergies, are inflammation of the nasal passages as a result of our body’s immune system inappropriately responding to certain particles in the air, such as pollen, dust mite and pets. Symptoms can include a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip.



Angioedema


Angioedema is a condition that causes swelling of various parts of the body, including but not limited to the lips, tongue, throat, face and gastrointestinal system. Some of its many causes can be due to allergies, medications or underlying medical conditions.



Asthma


Asthma is a chronic lung condition in which airways become inflamed due to various triggers such as allergies or other environmental triggers/irritants, causing obstruction in the airways and preventing the ability for air to pass through.



Chronic Cough


Chronic cough is one of the most frequent conditions that we see in our practice and can often be very frustrating to deal with! It can result due to a large number of conditions (or even a combination of multiple!); some of which include postnasal drip, infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), certain medications, or silent (cough-variant) asthma.



Contact Dermatitis


Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction presenting as a bothersome rash due to a particular substance’s contact with the body. These substances can include chemicals, metals (i.e. nickel, titanium), fragrances, cosmetics or personal care products.



Drug Allergy


A drug allergy can occur due to the immune system recognizing a drug as foreign, and triggering an immune system that can range from a rash to more severe, systemic reactions that can be life threatening. Penicillin allergy is of particular importance for patients. More than 80% of people that have a true penicillin allergy will have lost the sensitivity in 10 years. Penicillin is associated with the least amount of complications and an important tool to keep or reintroduce into your arsenal against fighting infection.



Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)


Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is a skin condition that makes skin itchy and flaky. It often occurs in people who have allergies and can run in families.



Eosinophilia


Eosinophils are a white blood cell that is an important part of the immune system, especially in regards to allergies and defense against parasites. Their elevation can also be the sign of more serious underlying conditions due to their overstimulation or build up in various organs in the body.



Heat Rash


Heat rash results from the blockage of sweat ducts, preventing the normal flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. This blockage can be caused by hot and humid weather, overdressing, physical activity, or the use of occlusive clothing.



Hives (Urticaria)


Hives can be itchy, raised welts that are due to inappropriate release of various inflammatory mediators. They can be caused by various allergens such as foods, medications or other exposures, as well as resulting from intrinsic overactivation of the immune system itself.



Immunodeficiency Disease


Immunodeficiency diseases, also known as primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDD), are a group of disorders characterized by a malfunction or deficiency in the immune system.



Nasal Polyps


Nasal polyps are often associated with chronic inflammation, frequently due to conditions like chronic rhinosinusitis.



Oral Allergy Syndrome


OAS occurs when the proteins in certain fruits, vegetables, and nuts resemble those in specific pollens. The immune system, sensitized to pollen, may react to these food proteins.



Rhinosinusitis (Sinusitis)


Chronic Rhinosinusitis involves inflammation of the nasal passages as well as sinuses, which are air-filled cavities located in the bones around the nose and eyes. It can present with or without nasal polyps. Symptoms usually include feeling like having a sinus infection that never fully resolves, or recurrent sinus infections. Oftentimes, nasal allergies occur with chronic rhinosinusitis.



Skin Rash


Reactions to certain foods, medications, or substances. Bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections can lead to skin rashes. Underlying
genetic conditions can also cause skin rash.

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