New Injection Hours

Starting January 2, 2014

Monday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

About Allergies

In the United States, allergies are a major cause of illness affecting approximately 50 million adults and children. An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to an allergen, which is usually harmless, such as plant pollen, dust mites, molds, food, or insect stings. When people have an allergy, the immune system treats the specific allergen as an invader to the body and releases chemicals, like histamine, to defend itself. These chemicals cause an inflammatory response and cause allergic symptoms which can range from mild to moderate to life-threatening.

The allergic or inflammatory response typically affects the nose, throat, eyes, lungs, skin, stomach or intestines but in extreme circumstances can affect the whole body. Whenever sensitive people are exposed to the same allergen (such as cats or a specific food), their bodies will trigger an allergic response again. By knowing what people are allergic to and taking steps to treat or avoid the reaction, people can improve their symptoms. Studies show that more than half of all adults and children test positive to one or more allergens. Allergies tend to be hereditary and run in families. Sometimes allergies can go away and return years later. Allergists are physicians who have specialized training and experience to find the cause of allergy suffering and help find relief.

For more information about allergies, click on the links below.

Types of Allergies
Cockroach Allergy
Drug Allergies
Dust Allergy
Eye Allergies
Food Allergies
Insect Sting Allergies
Latex Allergy
Mold Allergy
Pet Allergies
Skin Allergies
Symptoms of Allergies
Allergy Headaches
Allergy Treatment
Allergy Medications
Allergy Shots
Efficacy and Safety of Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)
Specialist Care
Children and Allergies
Food Allergies and Children
Seasonal Allergies
Spring Allergy Advice
Summer Allergy Advice
Fall Allergy Advice
Winter Allergy Advice
What Causes Allergies?
Allergy and Asthma Tools
Living and Managing with Allergies and Asthma
Allergy and Asthma Resources
Allergy and Asthma News

The above information is provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Additional information and research sites:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN),