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Allergic rhinitis or nasal allergy, also known as hay fever, is a type of nasal inflammation caused by the immune system's overreaction to airborne allergens. These allergens may provoke an allergic reaction in some people but may not affect others. Allergic rhinitis may occur seasonally or throughout the year.


Asthma develops when airways in your lungs become inflamed and hypersensitive to airborne substances.


Dermatitis is a general term to describe irritation or inflammation of the skin. The causes of dermatitis vary between types and typically involve itchy, dry skin or a rash. It is a non-contagious condition and moisturizing regularly can help control the symptoms.


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition found in children but may develop at any age. Itis characterized by red and itchy skin. Eczema is often a chronic condition that tends to flare up periodically. It may be accompanied by hay fever or asthma.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic condition that develops when white blood cells called eosinophils build up in your esophagus, which is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. As a result, the tissue lining your esophagus becomes inflamed, swollen, and damaged.

Food Allergies

Food allergies can appear throughout your lifetime. They affect one in 13 children, yet symptoms first appeared in adulthood for 45% of adults with food allergies. Laura Ispas, MD, at Allergy Asthma & Immunology Institute, has more than a decade of experience creating individualized treatment plans that help to better the lives of her patients with food allergies.

Allergic Disorders

The eyes are the most complex sensory organ in our bodies. Allergies are a common disorder that affects the eyes. You may have eye allergies if your eyes itch, appear red, are tearing up or you feel burning. Eye allergies often affect the conjunctiva, the clear thin, membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (sclera).

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  • American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
  • American College of Allergy Asthma Immunology - Allergist
  • Fare - Food Allergy Reasearch & Education
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