What Kind of Allergies Do I Have?

08/15/2018

Allergy Treatment Neptune, NJ

Do you deal with itchy, watery, or red eyes? You might have allergies. Allergies can hit during anytime of the year, inside or outdoors, at the most inopportune moments. Millions of Americans suffer from undiagnosed allergies. At Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat, you can be tested for food allergies and environmental allergies. Let’s discuss the specifics of these types of allergies to determine what kind you have and the next step toward proper treatment.

Food Allergies

Food allergies are often diagnosed in children, but it is also normal to be diagnosed as an adult. Food allergies occur when a particular protein in the food you eat effects the immune system. Often, those with environmental allergies will also have food allergies. Food allergies are particularly life threatening because they can occur suddenly. In other instances they may take a few hours to develop after a particular food is consumed.

Environmental Allergies

Allergens can sometimes elicit a reaction from the immune system in the form of sneezing, runny nose, congestion, headaches, fatigue, sinus infections, dizziness, water eyes, itchy eyes, or itchy ears. Some of the specific allergens include mold spores, pollen, dust mites and pet dander. Hay fever is a common seasonal allergy response and can be so severe that individuals may need to miss work or other activities.

Arrange an Allergy Test

At Coastal Ear Nose, & Throat, we understand that food or environmental allergies can be extremely difficult and even dangerous to live with. To determine if you have a food or environmental allergy, visit Coastal Ear, Nose, & Throat today to get an allergy test. Coastal offers treatment and testing at our Holmdel, Manahawkin, and Neptune offices. If you exhibit any of the symptoms associated with food or environmental allergies, don’t hesitate to call our office today. You can reach us at 801-732-7855. We also offer services in pediatric hearing, snoring and sleep apnea, cochlear implants, vertigo, and other conditions. We look forward to helping you!