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What Are Allergies?

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system abnormally reacts to a foreign substance that is usually considered harmless. These substances are referred to as allergens. During an allergic reaction, the body produces an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) to fight off these foreign substances. IgE antibodies cause mast cells to release histamine into the bloodstream, and the result is a diverse range of allergy symptoms.

Allergy Symptoms

Common allergy symptoms can be mild or severe in nature. Mild symptoms include itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, running nose, wheezing, coughing, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. While severe and life-threatening symptoms include trouble breathing and swelling of the mouth and throat, otherwise known as anaphylaxis.

Treating and Managing Your Allergies

If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, our team is here to help you experience relief. Our compassionate team takes the time to listen and understand your symptoms to develop a care plan that will best address your unique needs.

Allergy symptoms can impede your quality of life. The team at Telluride Regional Medical Center is deeply committed to helping you manage daily life with allergies by providing compassionate, patient-centered, and expert care. To learn more about how to treat your allergy symptoms, contact our allergists near you at Telluride Regional Medical Center.

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