Allergy Prevention & Treatment
Specialized in treating patients with allergies, experts at Manhattan Medical Arts provide holistic prevention and treatment services to help you fight against allergic diseases. By offering the necessary education to patients, combined with personalized care, our specialists help you manage your allergies while keeping the symptoms and allergic reactions at bay.
Our skilled allergists prescribe and carry out the most effective of ways to keep a grip on your allergies and prevent you from experiencing life-threatening allergic reactions. With an extensive understanding of the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of allergies, our experts also have access to modernized testing and treatment facilities, ensuring reliable diagnosis and treatment plans.
What is an Allergy?
Allergies can be described as a specific physical reaction that your body gives against a particular substance, which is perceived by your body as dangerous. The defense system of your body, known as “immune system”, is what reacts in these situations, and the substances that have the capability to compel your body to react are known as “allergens”.
Every individual’s body reacts differently to a specific allergy, and that particular way a body reacts to an allergen is what’s called an “allergic reaction”.
Symptoms of Allergy
An allergen, seemingly a harmless substance, is what triggers our body to give an unusual reaction when it comes in contact with it. It commonly induces inflammation and irritation, while the occurence of full-fledge allergic symptoms is based on the allergen’s type, as well as the nature of exposure. The extent of the allergic response from your body to an allergen continues to get worse everytime you’re exposed to it.
People who are susceptible to allergies’ initial interaction with an allergen causes their body to produce allergic antibodies, which are supposed to locate, target, and free your system of such allergens; this leads your body to release a chemical substance called histamine that causes allergic symptoms. Here is a list of the most common allergic symptoms:
Here is a list of the most common allergic symptoms:
- Itchy eyes
- Itchy skin
- Nasal congestion
- Trouble breathing
- Peeling of the skin
What Are The Types of Allergies?
When it comes to the types of allergies, there are several of them, a few being seasonal that frequently come and go, while others being strong enough to last year round. Listed below are few of the most common types of allergies:
When to See an Allergist
Anyone who feels that they are constantly sick, or experiences sickness such as a cough or head congestion, frequently at regular intervals, should schedule an appointment with an allergist, since clear symptoms of any allergy tend to develop slowly over a period of time.
People who are suffering from allergies are usually accustomed to experiencing allergic symptoms, i.e. congestion, sneezing, itchy skin, wheezing, etc. Our expert allergists at Manhattan Medical Arts provide the help you need to prevent and effectively manage your allergy induced symptoms, improving your health and daily life.