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  • UK Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic - Allergy Relief
  • Allergies

    Many people don't realize they have allergies. Or, they don't realize treatment is available to relieve their symptoms. Often, people only seek help when they experience a dramatic change in their quality of life.

    At the UK Asthma, Allergy & Sinus Clinic, we see many patients who have lived with allergies all their lives. And often, after they receive treatment, they realize they didn't have to suffer from the sneezing, coughing, runny nose or watery eyes for so long.

    Together, we can help improve your quality of life.

    For more information, call 859-323-5365 or use our online form to schedule an appointment today.


  • Allergy symptoms

    The signs and symptoms of allergies are familiar to many:

    • Sneezing often accompanied by a runny or clogged nose.
    • Coughing and postnasal drip.
    • Itching eyes, nose, and throat.
    • Allergic shiners (dark circles under the eyes caused by increased blood flow near the sinuses).
    • Watering eyes.
    • Conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyelids, causing red-rimmed, swollen eyes, and crusting of the eyelids).
  • How can I tell if I have a cold or allergies?

    Colds

    • Caused by a virus
    • Fever and chills
    • Lasts 7-10 days

    Allergies

    • Caused by an allergen
    • No fever or chills, unless associated with secondary infection
    • Acute symptoms may last a few hours, chronic symptoms may persist
    • Often seasonal

    Similarities between cold and allergy

    • Runny nose
    • Sneezing
    • Congestion
    • Clear drainage
    • Throat cough
    • Often responds to antihistamines, decongestants, over-the-counter drugs.
  • Does my child have allergies?

    Young children often cannot verbalize allergic symptoms. You, as a parent, may have to observe them. Your child may have allergies if they show these symptoms:

    • Inability to sleep or concentrate.
    • Increased irritability.
    • Falling asleep in class.
    • Constant rubbing of the eyes or nose.
    • 'Allergic shiners' (dark circles under the eyes).

    Signs your child may have food allergies

    • Frequent vomiting and/or diarrhea.
    • Atopic dermatitis/eczema.
    • Acute hives or angioedema (swelling of lips or eyes) or anaphylaxis.
    • Wheezing associated with feeding.
    • "Picky eater" or lack of weight gain.

     More information on food allergy (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology)

  • What is an allergist?

    A board-certified allergist/immunologist is a doctor trained in the subspecialty of allergy and immunology. The doctor must successfully complete a three-year residency in internal medicine or pediatrics prior to entering further training in allergy/immunology.

    During the allergy/immunology fellowship, the doctor is trained in treating patients of all ages with allergic and immunologic disease. After the physician adequately completes two to three years of training, and has been board certified in internal medicine or pediatrics, the physician is then eligible to take the board examination in allergy and immunology.

    Once the doctor successfully completes the board examination, the physician is deemed board certified. The American Board of Allergy and Immunology is recognized by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

  • Why do I sneeze?

    Ever wondered what makes you sneeze? Check out the graphic below, provided by the UK Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic.

    UK Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Clinic - Sneezing 


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