Allergies are the result of the immune system overreacting to allergens which it mistakes for foreign invaders. Allergy symptoms can affect the skin, eyes, respiratory and digestive systems. Allergies are often comorbid with other autoimmune conditions including asthma. The causes of allergies are likely both genetic and environmental.

People can be allergic to many agents including:

  • Food
  • Pollen
  • Insect bite or sting
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Drugs and certain chemicals
  • Animal fur, feathers and hair
  • Metals

Symptoms of allergies re various and can affect multiple organ systems including but not limited to:

  • Itchy eyes, skin, nose and throat
  • Post nasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Red eyes
  • Inflammation
  • Hives
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rashes and eruptions

The caring, and compassionate doctors available on SwiftMD can examine you in your home, where they can determine potential in-home sources of allergens. They will also guide how to make your home a more hypoallergenic space and how to manage and minimize the symptoms you experience.

If your allergies are more than you can handle or if you’re unsure if the symptoms you are experiencing indicate allergies, book a doctor house call with a licenced primary care doctor using SwiftMD.

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