Allergies can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Generally, allergies are more common in children; however, a first-time occurrence can happen at any age or recur after many years of remission.
There's also a tendency for allergies to occur in families, although the exact genetic factors that cause it aren't yet understood. In susceptible people factors such as hormones, stress, smoke, perfume, or other environmental irritants may also play a role. Often, the symptoms of allergies develop gradually over a period of time.
Allergy sufferers may become so accustomed to chronic symptoms, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, or wheezing, that they don't consider their symptoms to be unusual. Yet, with the help of an allergist, these symptoms can usually be prevented or controlled and quality of life greatly improved.
Allergies We Treat
- Respiratory allergies
- Gastrointestinal allergies
- Food allergies
- Aspirin allergy
Our dermatology specialists include allergists who are expert in diagnosing and evaluate allergies that affect the skin.
Gerald Gleich, MD is an allergist and immunologist with a practice focused on the treatment of eosinophil-associated diseases. These include asthma, esophagitis and hypereosinophilic syndromes, as well as more common allergic diseases such as allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis (eczema),... Read More
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