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Fikria Hassan
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Naples
Allergy and Asthma Specialty
Allergy & Asthma Center
201 8th Street South
Naples
FL
34102

 

What is allergy & Asthma?

Allergy is an adverse reaction to certain foods, dust, dust mites, molds and mildew, pollen, pets, cosmetics, plants, metals, chemicals, and medications. The immune system over reacts producing inflammation, irritation, and even life threatening respiratory distress. Over 20% of Americans suffer from these genetic diseases, which are very disruptive to the patient and the family. The allergic reaction can affect the nose & sinuses causing frequent respiratory infections and sinus diseases; the lungs causing asthma; the skin causing eczema and hives; or more serious symptoms called anaphylaxis (allergic shock). Your questions are welcomed.

 

What are the symptoms of allergy & asthma?

These include itchy, swollen & watery eyes; runny, stuffy and itchy nose; coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Many people respond to allergic disease in less obvious ways & may not realize that allergies is the cause of chronic cough, frequent respiratory and ear infections, sinus symptoms, sinus headaches, migraines, dizziness, loss of smell and taste, hearing loss, hives, eczema, other skin rashes, sores in the mouth and tongue, diarrhea, nausea & vomiting. Allergy to medications and insects can be serious at times. Your questions are welcomed.

 

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