Allergies affect millions of American children and adults every year. While traditional allergy treatments, like antihistamines, can help mask your symptoms, the advanced chiropractic team at Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, offers alternative therapies to help relieve your allergies at their office in Norcross, Georgia. To learn more about the allergy treatments available at Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Allergy Q & A
What is an allergy?
Allergies are an overreaction from your immune system that occurs when you come in contact with a foreign substance, such as pollen or pet dander. Your immune system produces antibodies to protect you against harmful substances, but an allergy can develop when these antibodies misidentify harmless substances as dangerous to your health.
How do I know if I have allergies?
Your allergy symptoms typically depend on the type of substance you’re allergic to, whether you have seasonal allergies or a food allergy.
Also called hay fever, seasonal allergies typically occur in spring, summer, and fall. Some common allergens that can trigger seasonal allergies are pollen, grass, and trees. Many people with seasonal allergies experience sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny nose.
Insect sting allergies
If you’re allergic to an insect, such as spiders or bees, you may experience a cough, shortness of breath, redness, and swelling at the site of the sting, hives, or even wheezing.
The most common food allergies include peanuts, soy, dairy, and shellfish. A food allergy can cause swelling on the tongue, lips, throat, or face, as well as hives and tingling in the mouth.
Many people are allergic to antibiotics, anti-inflammatory pain medications, or aspirin. If you’re allergic to a medication, you can develop itchy skin, redness, hives, wheezing, a rash, or even facial swelling.
Another dangerous allergy symptom is anaphylaxis. This is a rare but life-threatening symptom that can lead to loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, and a weak pulse.
How can chiropractic care treat allergies?
There are many medications, nasal sprays, and topical creams that can treat allergy symptoms. However, chiropractic treatments are whole-body care that aim to eliminate your allergy.
Chiropractic care focuses on improving the link between your body’s immune system and nervous system through mild adjustments. This can help restore communication between your brain and immune system, which strengthens your immune system while reducing stress.
With your immune system strengthened, it lowers the amount of antibodies that your body produces when you come in contact with an allergen.
To schedule an appointment with a certified chiropractor today, call Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, or book a visit online.