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If you have allergies or asthma, you’re probably familiar with symptoms like a runny nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, coughing and other upper respiratory issues. Dr. Appleyard at Lakeshore Allergy & Asthma Center offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma at her offices in Grosse Pointe, Macomb Township and St. Clair Shores. Call 313-885-6367 to schedule an appointment or request one online today for medical care that will relieve your symptoms and help you lead a healthier, more active life.
Allergy & Asthma Treatment Q & A
What is an allergy?
An allergy is an immune system reaction that causes an inflammatory response to what is normally a benign substance, referred to as an allergen. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, latex and various foods.
What are allergy symptoms?
Allergy symptoms are often similar to those of a viral cold and an allergy evaluation is important to differentiate between the two. Common symptoms include:
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Sinus pain and pressure
- Nasal drainage
- Itchy or plugged ears