As many as 50 million Americans have allergies, ranging from seasonal sniffles to life-threatening allergic reactions. Finding relief from allergies is important, and getting help from David Ezeanolue, M.D., C.I.M.E., Alafuro T. Oruene, M.D., or Blanche Y. Bonnick, M.D. at Apex Medical Center can drastically improve your quality of life. For people in and around Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, Apex Medical Center is an excellent source of expertise in identifying and treating the full scope of allergies. Schedule an appointment to learn more about your options for finding lasting relief.
When most people think of allergies, they envision seasonal allergies, where changes in pollen levels leave many people sniffling and sneezing. In reality, however, there are several different allergies, some of which can be very serious.
It’s possible to have an allergic reaction to the following:
This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means. Some people are even allergic to cockroaches!
Seasonal allergies occur when your body overreacts to substances present in the environment. The most common seasonal allergy triggers are pollen, mold, and grass.
These types of allergies are referred to as “seasonal” allergies because environmental irritants are more prevalent during spring and into autumn when plants are most active.
Seasonal allergies can make life miserable for many people. While some only experience minor sneezing and coughing, others find it difficult to breathe while outdoors during heavy pollen days and have to structure their days around potential exposure to environmental triggers.
There are powerful treatment options for seasonal allergies, including immunotherapy. Your doctor can provide custom allergy injections to expose you to minute amounts of specific allergens, which trains your immune system to tolerate those substances instead of overreacting.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. If you have a severe allergy and are exposed to that allergen, your body can release excessive levels of chemicals that can put you into a state of shock.
This type of reaction correlates with allergies to particular foods, medications, insect stings, and latex. If you experience a severe reaction to any of these substances, it’s critical to seek immediate emergency medical treatment.
Once your condition stabilizes, see your doctor to diagnose your allergies and find the appropriate treatment. Epinephrine is the most commonly prescribed medication for treating anaphylaxis, and many people carry an auto-injector with them at all times to reduce the risk of a severe reaction.
To learn more about allergies and treatment options, contact the team at Apex Medical Center for a full exam and diagnostics.