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A new year often means a fresh start. Now is the time to assess ourselves and improve our health and well-being. While some may strive to move more throughout the new year, others may aim to eat better or drink more water.

To start 2023 off even stronger, we encourage you to fully understand your allergies through a comprehensive allergy test. Roughly 30% of adults in the U.S. suffer from some sort of allergy, and up to 45% of adult allergy patients develop their allergies in adulthood.

Three of the most common allergies patients develop include respiratory, skin, and food allergies.

Respiratory Allergies

Respiratory allergies are caused by allergens that contaminate the air and can trigger an allergic reaction when inhaled. Examples of respiratory allergens include:

  • Air pollution
  • Chemicals
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Strong fragrances

If these allergens trigger your immune system, you probably experience symptoms like:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessive coughing
  • Mouth tingling or swelling
  • Nasal congestion
  • Shortened breaths
  • Wheezing

If you experience these symptoms but do not know what your trigger is, an allergy test from Langford Allergy will pinpoint the allergens you are allergic to. Once we identify your respiratory triggers, we will create a treatment plan to help minimize encounters and reactions.

Skin Allergies

Skin allergies occur when a person comes in direct contact with a substance they are allergic to, such as:

  • Allergy-inducing foods or medications
  • Latex
  • Lotions
  • Metals
  • Plants (like ivy or oak)
  • Soaps
  • Topical medications

If you are allergic to certain foods, medications, or substances, you are likely to experience:

  • Angioedema (swelling)
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Urticaria (hives)

If you experience skin irritation but do not know the cause, Langford Allergy can conduct a thorough allergy test to help you identify troublesome substances. We’ll help you find lasting relief by creating an effective treatment plan.

Food Allergies

The proteins found in certain foods can cause significant allergic reactions in patients. The eight most common allergy-inducing foods are:

  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Shellfish
  • Soy
  • Tree nuts
  • Wheat

Patients with a food allergy can experience mild, moderate, or severe symptoms that include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Facial swelling
  • Mouth tingling and itching
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes or hives all over the body
  • Throat swelling

If you struggle with food-allergy reactions but are not sure which food is causing your symptoms, rely on Langford Allergy for a thorough food allergy test. We will discover the foods that cause you trouble and equip you with the right solutions.

Allergy tests are easy and pain-free at Langford Allergy. Call us to schedule your allergy-testing appointment today: 478-787-4728

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