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IMMUNE SYSTEM DISEASES AND DEFICIENCIES

Immune deficiencies and immune diseases refer to a group of diseases that are the result of an abnormality in the immune system. The most common forms of the immune system deficiencies result in frequent respiratory tract infections, frequent colds, chronic sinusitis, frequent skin infections or some forms of joint disease. The immune system is not […]

ALLERGY TO LATEX

Latex is a natural rubber used to manufacture many common products we use in everyday life.  Latex allergy is becoming a common problem since the late 1980’s, most likely because of the increased exposure to the latex by the use of the common latex-containing products at home and at work. Natural rubber latex is used […]

ALLERGY TO INSECTS

Allergy to medications is a common problem because of the frequent and sometimes excessive use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. Drug allergy sufferers complain of one or more of the following: Hives which are itchy, red and swollen raised skin lesions. Angioedema is giant non-itchy hives Asthma (cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness) […]

ALLERGY TO MEDICATIONS

Allergy to medications is a common problem because of the frequent and sometimes excessive use of prescription and non-prescription drugs. Drug allergy sufferers complain of one or more of the following: Hives which are itchy, red and swollen raised skin lesions. Angioedema is giant non-itchy hives Asthma (cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness) […]

IMMUNOTHERAPY

IMMUNOTHERAPY (ALLERGY SHOTS) IS AN EFFECTIVE METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES.  IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING IMMUNOTHERAPY, YOU SHOULD FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE FOLLOWING FACTS: It is an effective vaccination program that increases immunity to substances called allergens that trigger allergy symptoms. The principle of treatment by immunotherapy is to gradually inject increasing amounts of an [&he...

ALLERGY TO CATS, DOGS & OTHER ANIMALS IS A COMMON ALLERGY PROBLEM

Some people have allergy symptoms when exposed to cats and dogs, other more exotic pets or farm animals and animal products such as fur, gloves, feather quilts…etc.   Usually symptoms will occur quickly, sometimes within minutes after exposure to the animal. For some people, symptoms may build and become most severe eight to 12 hours after […]

SKIN ALLERGY

SKIN ALLERGY IS COMMON AND FREQUENTLY SEEN IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN.  Skin allergy can take many forms ranging from non- specific skin swellings to the well-known swellings of hives and angioedema.  Skin allergy can also appear as non-specific rashes, eczema, contact dermatitis or other allergic skin rashes.  Some of the allergic skin swellings or rashes […]

ALLERGY OF THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM (GI ALLERGY)

Symptoms of allergy in the digestive system (GI tract) are common. Adult Sufferers of GI allergies may have one or more of the following complaints: Poor appetite Frequent nausea or vomiting Frequent or excessive belching and bloating Difficulty swallowing Burning sensation or pain in the chest when swallowing Hyperacidity or pain in the stomach area […]

FOOD ALLERGY TESTING IN NAPLES, FL

This problem is frequently seen in our office.  Food allergy is of special importance in infants and children and is seen after introducing infant formulas or when introducing solid foods, and usually presents as colic, vomiting, diarrhea and skin rashes.   Frequent change of baby formulas and solid feeding can only delay the correct diagnosis of […]

SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING

Shortness of breath can be a serious problem.  It can happen suddenly or gradually. Allergy and asthma are common causes of chronic and acute shortness of breath.  Sources of shortness of breath could be: ALLERGY OF THE NOSE AND SINUSES BECAUSE OF THE OBSTRUCTION IN THE NOSE ALLERGIC BRONCHIAL ASTHMA NON-ALLERGIC BRONCHIAL ASTHMA OTHER DISEASES […]