You probably already know that certain allergens – pollen, dust, mold, pet dander, food, etc. – cause allergic reactions that range from mild to severe. Allergies tend to ruin our good time by giving us itchy eyes and nose, congestion, wheezing, and other annoying symptoms. Ever been binging a really good show and your allergies remind you that life is terrible? No? Me neither. But the question here is, “What are the causes of allergies?”. Why do our bodies react the way they do? Why can’t you eat that shrimp cocktail or step outside without your body freaking out?
We’re here to help you take victory over your allergies TODAY! So here we go; let’s get into it.
What causes allergies?
Our bodies react to all sorts of things out in the atmosphere; for example, we smell something gross and we feel nauseous. Or, more relative to this blog, you snuggle your cat named Cat Stevens and suddenly you sneeze a thousand sneezes. So, what’s goin’ on? Well, it all deals with the immune system overreacting to an allergen as being harmful to the body. Think of it like this: a dog barks at everyone coming in through the front door, even if that person is the owner of said dog and house. Now, if that dog keeps barking at the owner then that dog is overreacting, right? Well think of that dog as an antibody produced by the immune system. It barks at anything strange coming into the body and assumes it’s a big bad.
Is there a cure for allergies?
Think of this whole thing like a war strategy – to win this fight, you have to go on the offensive. Too violent? Maybe a football team going on the offense? No? Okay forget the analogies and just keep reading.
Dealing with allergies is a daily battle for some people, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s really one major way to win the war against allergies and that’s through allergy immunotherapy – a method of consistent allergy treatment through shots developed with the specific allergens that bother you.
The first step in this battle phase is getting an allergy test, which is a quick and painless way of identifying your specific allergies. Once those allergens are identified, it’s time to attack with immunotherapy. The Ear, Nose and Throat Institute offers at-home and in-office immunotherapy so you can claim victory faster and more efficiently.
There’s really two choices here: suffer with allergies or receive a quick allergy test. It’s up to you. Call 770-740-1860 or fill out the form at the top of the page to schedule a same-day appointment. To learn more about our allergy treatments, fill out the form to the right.
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