Allergy and Immunology

Food, Stings, Pets, and More

Allergy and Immunology

Our allergy and immunology specialists work with you to identify allergies, manage the condition, and test for immune system disorder.

The immune system is responsible for protecting us against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and cancer. However, an allergic reaction occurs when the immune system aggressively acts up against a harmless agent.

There are countless different allergens, but the most common are:

  • Foods (Nuts, Milk, Eggs, Shellfish)
  • Insect Stings (Bees)
  • Airborne Allergens (Animal Dander, Dust, Pollen)
  • Medications
  • Contact Allergens (Nickel, Silver, Epoxy)

Allergic responses vary in severity from mild to life-threatening. Common symptoms of an allergic reaction include watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, congestion, difficulty breathing, hives, swelling, itching, vomiting, diarrhea, and passing out.  At Horizon Family Medical Group, we will identify what you are allergic to through allergy tests. Once we identify the allergy, we will determine the best way to manage the condition if you cannot avoid the allergen. Our allergy and immunology specialists also work with individuals who have recurring infections and help identify if they are caused by an immune system disorder.

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