GETTING STARTED WITH ALLERGY CARE
Airborne allergies may cause sneezing, runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes, nose, and throat, post-nasal drainage, eczema, hives, chest tightness, wheezing.
Food allergies may cause abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, hives, eczema, or even a systemic reaction that could be life-threatening in rare cases (anaphylaxis).
Stinging insect allergy may vary from a large local reaction at the sting/bite site to life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Treatment of inhalant, food, contactant, and stinging insect allergies involves:
- Identification of offending allergens through allergy testing
- Customized avoidance strategies
- Strategic use of medications to reduce the allergic inflammatory cascade
- Immunotherapy (desensitization shots) to minimize or resolve symptoms for individuals who prefer or require this approach.
Please visit our "care info" which will give you list of links to more detailed information on pollen allergies, mold avoidance, environmental control which includes great information about how to control dust mites in your home, immunotherapy ("allergy shots"), antihistamines and decongestants, nasal washes, and much more!
Dust mite reduction programs have been shown to reduce symptoms and medication requirements in house dust mite allergic children and adults. These strategies include polyurethane dust mite-proof pillow and mattress covers, weekly hot water washing of bedding, and exclusion of furred and feathered pets from the sleeping area.
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Located in Medford, Oregon with satellite offices in Grants Pass, Ashland, and Klamath Falls, the Allergy and Asthma Center of Southern Oregon, PC offers exceptional care for patients with allergies and asthma.
ALLERGY & ASTHMA INFORMATION
Please feel free to explore our site as you will find information on allergy and asthma care including information about pollen allergies, food allergies, immunotherapy, atopic dermatitis, hives, poison oak and more..