October 31, 2017

Common Allergies & Symptoms

Tottori Allergy - Common Allergies & Symptoms

What is an Immunologist?

A physician specially trained to diagnose, treat, and manage allergies, asthma, and immunologic disorders, including primary immunodeficiency disorders.

Mold

The immune system overreacts when exposed to mold.

Symptoms: Cough, itchy and watery eyes, hives, wheezing & difficulty breathing

Pets

An abnormal reaction to proteins in animals’ skin cells, saliva, or urine.

Symptoms: Sneezing, runny nose, wheezing & difficulty breathing

Insect Bites

A large local reaction causes swelling that extends beyond the sting site.

Symptoms: Pain, redness, pimple-like spots, swelling, warmth & itching, trouble breathing, hives, rapid pulse, and dizziness

Food

An unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction to certain food.

Symptoms: Digestive problems, hives, swollen airwaves

Pollen

Hay fever due to indoor allergens: dust mites, molds, etc.

Symptoms: Sneezing, runny nose, signs of asthma, red and itchy eyes.

Dust

An allergic reaction to tiny bugs that commonly live in house dust

Symptoms: Sneezing, runny nose, signs of asthma (wheezing & difficulty breathing)