Written by Douglas Jones
Allergies come in many shapes and sizes, so it is important to be informed about the different kinds of allergies, so you can keep yourself healthy and know when to seek help from an allergist.
An estimated 40 – 50 million Americans have allergies, but only 1 – 2% of all adults are allergic to foods or food additives. Food allergies are more common in children. Finding treatment for food allergies can be difficult. Fortunately, Rocky Mountain Allergy in Utah just started a food allergy treatment program!
In Utah, people have to deal with allergies from trees, grasses and weeds. The pollen from these plants triggers defensive mechanisms in the body mistakenly. Testing from Dr. Jones and the Rocky Mountain team can identify the pollens that are causing you problems, and an effective treatment strategy can be formed.
Stinging Insect Allergies
Most of us have been stung by a bee or bitten by some kind of bug, but how do you know if your body has an allergic reaction to that sting? It hurts, and maybe it gets red, but does that mean you need to talk to an allergist?
Most people aren’t allergic to stinging insects. Still, hundreds of thousands of people enter hospital emergency rooms each year suffering from insect stings. In a very small portion of the population, a very severe reaction, called anaphylaxis, can occur in response to an insect sting. A small number of people die each year as a result of this severe reaction.
Allergic Rhinitis is a fancy term for hay fever. The nasal irritation and inflammation of hay fever can be insufferable, making an allergist’s assistance of utmost important. Runny, stuffy noses, itching, sneezing and more are the common symptoms of hay fever.
Allergic Rhinitis affects a large number of people in the United States, especially during certain seasons. It is one of the most common allergies.
An allergist, with specialized training and expertise in managing allergies and asthma, can develop a treatment plan for your individual condition, or for your child’s condition. Let us enable you to lead a life as normal and symptom-free as possible!