4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Suite 209 • Louisville, KY 40241
Phone: 502-425-5556
Fax: 502-425-5655
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Our Allergy Nurse

Allergy Treatment

Allergies are a major cause of illness, 50 million Americans suffer from allergy symptoms 


Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to an allergen such as plant pollen, dust mites, molds, insect stings,  or food. If you have an allergy, your immune system releases a chemical called histamine that causes allergy symptoms in your body. If the allergen is something you breathe in from the air, your reaction will most likely affect your eyes, nose, and lungs. If it is something you eat, it may affect your mouth, stomach, and intestines. Food allergies also cause skin rashes and asthma symptoms.

 

Allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from families with a history of allergy are more likely to develop allergies.

 

Children’s allergies can show up in different ways including:

  • Skin rashes (atopic dermatitis or eczema)

  • Asthma

  • Allergic rhinitis (aka "hay fever")

  • Food allergies

Louisville is often ranked among the top "Allergy Capitols" in the country, which is one of the reasons we strive to educate the public on ways that can help them live healthy and happy lives.

 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or if you need additional information!