Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, refer to a number of conditions caused by the hypersensitivity of the immune system to typically harmless substances in the environment. Chest allergies are allergic reactions that trigger symptoms and discomfort in the lungs or the chest area. In some cases, allergic reactions may cause concerning conditions such as allergic bronchitis. Skin allergies frequently cause rashes, or swelling and inflammation within the skin, in what is known as a "weal and flare" reaction characteristic of hives and angioedema.
An allergist is a physician who diagnoses and treats health conditions that appear suddenly or occasionally. You may have skin reactions or respiratory reactions that arise due to allergies of many kinds, including from pollen, food, mold, or dander. You may also see an allergist for asthma. Allergists are trained to identify triggers for allergic reactions. They have several types of equipment and procedures to conduct allergy testing on a patient in order to determine what is causing the patient's rash or red skin patches (or respiratory reactions). An allergy test uses tiny amounts of known allergens in the patient's skin to look for a reaction; if there is a reaction in a certain spot, the allergen is identified ' and treatment can begin.
Respiratory diseases include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and lung cancer. Also called lung disorder and pulmonary disease.
Allergies are the result of your immune system's response to a substance. Immune responses can be mild, from coughing and a runny nose, to a life-threatening reaction know as anaphylaxis. A person becomes allergic when their body develops antigens against a substance.
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