Categories: Primary Care2.3 min read

by Stephen Luther, M.D.


Breathe Easy with Allergy Testing and Treatment at Symbios

Allergies are often the hidden cause of bothersome symptoms such as a nagging cough, indigestion, hives, recurring headaches, or a nose that drips like a leaky faucet. While these common ailments are inflicted on us from many sources such as viruses or stress, they could also be signs of allergies.

With approximately 30% of adults suffering from allergies, it is possible that allergies are hovering like a rain cloud, dampening your quality of life and overall well-being. Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe allergies, left untreated they can lead to chronic discomfort and complications.

 Introducing Symbios Allergy

Symbios Health understands the impact allergies can have on your health, which is why we are introducing Symbios Allergy, an efficient allergy center that expertly tests for allergies and, if needed, provides treatment for relief.

Our convenient testing takes less than 20 minutes, is covered by most insurance plans, and provides same-day results. This means you can quickly identify any causes of allergic reactions and experience relief sooner.

What are Allergies?

Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to typically harmless substances, such as pollen, pet hair, certain foods, insect bites, medicine, or dust mites. Your immune system is designed to protect you by blocking microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, or viruses from invading the body and attacking ones that are ingested, inhaled, or enter the body through the skin

In most allergic reactions, an allergen triggers the body to produce excessive quantities of similar antibodies such as immunoglobulin E (IgE). IgE specifically responds to certain allergens, such as the venom from carpenter bees but not a honeybee sting.

Symptoms of allergies can vary widely and may include:

  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Runny nose, nasal congestion, or sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Snoring
  • Digestive issues such stomach pain or diarrhea
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammation

Anaphylactic Shock

In severe allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock may occur. Certain allergens can cause a life-threatening reaction that requires an injection of epinephrine, commonly called an epi-pen, to increase the rate and power of the heartbeat.

Each severe reaction is different, and signs may include:

  • Shock
  • Hot sensation
  • Headache
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Itching, rash, or hives
  • Light-headed, dizziness or passing out
  • Swelling in throat or tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abnormal heart rate (too fast or too slow)

Steps to a Life Free of Allergy Symptoms

  1. Schedule a quick and simple appointment
  2. Receive your results later that day
  3. Create a personalized treatment plan (if needed) that may include medicine, lifestyle variations, or immunotherapy

Live Allergy-Free

Imagine a life filled with tears of joy rather than tears from itchy eyes. At Symbios Health, we want you to enjoy every moment to its fullest with an allergy-free life, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.


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