Allergies of all kinds affect around 50 million people in the United States every year. Samir Khalil, MD, and the team at Family Care in Paterson, New Jersey, offers ongoing support for those suffering from seasonal, food, and other allergies. They offer supportive services for adults and children, including on-site allergy testing and medication management. For a consultation related to your allergies or those of your child, call or book an appointment online.
An allergy is the body’s hyper-reaction to exposure to a trigger of some kind. The immune system can overly respond to many different types of triggers and can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from mild to life-threatening.
Some common types of allergens are airborne, environmental, medication, or food-related. These may include:
Having allergic reactions may predispose you or your child to also having asthma, eczema, psoriasis, and respiratory and sinus infections.
You or your child may have a range of symptoms, depending on the type of trigger and severity of the reaction. Common reactions to environmental, food, medication, or insect stings include:
An anaphylactic reaction is a very severe, life-threatening reaction that can occur with exposure to any trigger. Symptoms may include:
Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency, and immediate treatment is necessary.
Even if you or your child have allergy symptoms, you may not understand what caused the reaction. Identifying what is causing your allergic reactions is the key to effective treatment of your allergies.
Family Care offers on-site allergy testing for children and adults, in an effort to isolate specific allergens that may be causing symptoms. Dr. Khalil may also suggest you keep a detailed diary of your symptoms and potential triggers.
To treat allergies, Dr. Khalil works with you, or you and your child, to:
Whatever your allergy or reaction, Dr. Khalil is an important part of your team to help prevent and treat your allergies.
For a consultation regarding allergies, call or book an appointment online with Family Care.