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Conditions Treated by Allergists & Immunologists

Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the outer layers of the skin caused by contact with a particular substance. It usually presents as a rash that is typically confined to the specific area of the body where the contact occurred.

Asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes. Air travels in and out of the lungs through these tubes.

Inflamed Bronchus in the Lungs

Seasonal Allergy
Allergic rhinitis refers to a group of symptoms-such as a runny or itchy nose, watery eyes, and sneezing-that result from inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes. A common, but inaccurate, name for this condition is hay fever. It is estimated that 40-50 million people in the United States develop allergic rhinitis during their lifetime. Allergic rhinitis precedes the onset of Asthma-Adult in over 50% of cases so seeing a doctor as early as possible is recommended.

Ulcerative Colitis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to chronic conditions that cause inflammation in the lining and, in some instances, the wall of the intestine. The two primary types of IBD are:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic intestinal disorder causing abdominal pain, cramping, gas, and bloating, in addition to bouts of Diarrhea or Constipation. IBS does not cause inflammation or permanent harm, nor does it progress to more serious conditions. It can, nevertheless, be very distressing. Past names for this disorder include colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, spastic bowel, and functional bowel disease. The Intestines

Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease is a gradually progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. There are four characteristic problems caused by Parkinson's disease, including tremor at rest, balance problems, stiffness, and slowness of movement.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the joints and certain other organs throughout the body. It is called an autoimmune disorder. It is believed that the body's immune system accidentally mistakes its own tissues for foreign invaders. The immune system attacks the joints and organs, causing damage.

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the airways, causing bronchospasm.

The airways become inflamed and swollen and produce extra mucus. Episodes of asthma (called asthma attacks) occur when the airways narrow, making it difficult to breathe.

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease is a chronic, slowly progressive, gradual in onset, irreversible condition that destroys brain nerve cells and other structures in the central nervous system. People with Alzheimer's disease slowly develop Dementia-a loss of memory and intellectual and social skills that result in confusion, disorientation, and the inability to think, reason, and understand. The decline in cognition and memory results in activities of daily living to performed with increasing difficulty.

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition in which your body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own red blood cells, causing them to disintegrate (hemolyze). This can be a serious, even lethal, condition that requires care from your doctor.