General Allergy information

General Allergy information

Understanding Allergies

Allergies are immune system responses to substances that are typically harmless but are mistakenly identified as harmful by the body. These substances, known as allergens, can trigger an allergic reaction, leading to a range of symptoms

Symptoms of Allergies

Respiratory Symptoms:

  • Sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and itching of the nose and throat.

Ocular Symptoms:

  • Watery, itchy eyes, redness, and swelling.

Skin Reactions:

  • Hives, itching, and eczema.

Respiratory Distress:

  • In severe cases, allergens can trigger asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Management of Allergies

Identification and Avoidance of Triggers:

  • Identify and minimize exposure to allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and certain foods.


  • Antihistamines, decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, and bronchodilators may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms.

Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots):

  • For persistent and severe allergies, immunotherapy may be recommended to desensitize the immune system to specific allergens.

Environmental Control Measures:

  • Implement measures to reduce allergen exposure at home, such as using air purifiers, regularly cleaning, and maintaining a hypoallergenic environment.

Educational Resources on Allergies

AAAAI – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology:

  • Explore a wide range of educational resources, including articles, videos, and patient-friendly information at

ACAAI – American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology:

  • Access helpful resources, allergy guides, and information on managing allergies at

Additional Tips for Allergy Management

Regular Consultation with at BreatheSleepMD:

  • Schedule regular check-ups to monitor your allergy symptoms and adjust your management plan as needed.

Allergy Testing:

  • If the cause of your allergies is unclear, allergy testing may be recommended to identify specific triggers.

Emergency Action Plan:

  • Individuals with severe allergies, especially those with asthma, should have an emergency action plan in place, including the use of prescribed rescue medications.

Remember, effective allergy management involves a combination of avoidance strategies, medication, and lifestyle adjustments. If you experience persistent or severe allergy symptoms, consult with BreatheSleep clinic for personalized guidance and treatment options.

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