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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.


11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


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What is an Allergy?

An allergy is a reaction of the immune system to a normally harmless substance.

Some common allergy triggers or allergens include pollen, foods, stinging insects, pets and dust mites.

What is an Allergic Reaction?

An allergic reaction is when the body's immune system mistakes a harmless substance as an enemy and produces antibodies called "immunoglobulin E" (IgE) to attack and protect itself. It can occur when a person touches, swallows or inhales an allergen.

Common Allergens

Any substance can cause an allergic reaction but the following are common allergies in adults and children.

  • foods: peanuts, milk, egg, tree nuts
  • insect stings: stings from bees, wasps and hornets
  • drugs: pencillin, sulfa drugs and insulin
  • latex
  • pets: dogs, cats, horses
  • dust mites
  • mold
  • Common Allergy Symptoms

    When a person is having an allergic reaction they may experience the following:

  • runny nose
  • nasal congestion
  • swelling
  • hives or itching
  • watery eyes
  • wheezing
  • difficulty breathing
  • anaphylaxis
  • Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment

    A medical specialist or allergist can diagnose an allergic condition through skin testing (puncture testing). This test helps determine what a person is allergic to by causing an allergic reaction in a controlled environment.

    Avoidance of an allergy is the best treatment but some allergies are unavoidable. In this case, the doctor may prescribe medications such as antihistamines, leukotriene modifiers and inhaled steroids or inhalers. For more long-term relief of allergies, allergy shots are recommended.

    To schedule an appointment with an allergist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.
     
     

     

     











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