What causes allergies?
There are many things out there that cause our allergies to stir up no matter what season of the year it is. If you’re unaware of personal allergies, the specialists at the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute of Atlanta can do an allergy test to determine what’s effecting you. The following is a list of allergens that people are commonly allergic to:
- Ragweed, a type of pollen in the fall
- Pet dander
What is the best method for testing allergies?
No more searching for an allergy clinic. Results from your allergy test will be used to create a mixture of substances to which you are allergic. Sterile extracts will be prepared from allergy-producing substances such as pollens, molds, house dust, and animal danders.
Allergen immunotherapy works like a vaccine. Your body responds to the injected amounts of a particular allergen, given in gradually increasing doses, by developing a tolerance to the allergen. As a result of your body’s response to these immune changes, immunotherapy causes decreased, minimal or no allergy response when you are exposed to the allergen included in your allergy vaccine.