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by Peter Logalbo, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I.

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. Although it is chronic, not everyone with asthma has symptoms all of the time. Some individuals with asthma have symptoms that occur intermittently, and can go several weeks or months with no symptoms at all. Others with more severe asthma may have symptoms every day.

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Atopic Dermatitis

by Milo Vassallo, M.D., Ph.D.

Eczema – also known as “atopic dermatitis” – is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point in their lifetime. Though all of the factors that cause eczema are unknown it is more common in people who are have allergies.

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Contact Dermatitis

by Robert Sporter, M.D.

Many patients suffer from contact dermatitis, or skin allergies. These patients experience a rash after direct contact with a substance to which they are allergic. This rash may develop hours or even days after the exposure, and is typically itchy. The rash is often red and inflamed, and may have tiny blisters filled with clear fluid.

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Eye Allergies

by Jennifer Diaz, M.D.

In general, allergies occur when your immune system has an overreaction when in comes in contact with something in the environment that would not be bothersome to most people.

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Food Allergies

by Justin Skripak, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.A.A.I.

There are various types of food allergies which may benefit from evaluation by an allergist. People with food allergies have an allergic reaction when they come into contact with certain foods. This is because their body recognizes a harmless (food) substance as something harmful, and attacks it.

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Immune Deficiency

by Robert Marchlewski, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.A.A.I.

An immune deficiency occurs when an individual has a defect in their immune system making them susceptible to recurrent or serious infections. Most immune deficiency starts in early childhood but in certain circumstances it may not develop until adulthood.

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Insect Sting (ex: Bee Sting)

by Prashant Ponda, M.D., F.A.A.A.A.I., F.A.C.A.A.I.

There are several insects whose stings can result in allergic reactions. These include honey bee, wasp, yellow jacket, and hornet. There is also a prevalence of fire ant in the southern portion of the United States.

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Urticaria (Hives)

by Robert Marchlewski, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.A.A.I.

Urticaria, otherwise known as hives, normally consists of raised red or white areas of skin that typically itch or burn and can rapidly resolve with minutes or hours. Hives can frequently occur together with angioedema.

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by Robert Marchlewski, MD

Allergy, also known as hypersensitivity, is an altered immune response to a usually otherwise harmless substance.

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