Each year, more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies.
The Mount Sinai Allergy and Immunology division addresses immunological problems related to multiple organ systems such as sinuses, lungs and digestive tract. Our allergists and immunologists are experts in the comprehensive care of allergies and immunology disorders. We also conduct cutting-edge research about allergic conditions.
Allergies result from an overreaction to an allergen. Allergies can be caused by a variety of triggers: environmental allergies, food allergies, insect allergies, drug allergies and more. Allergies can cause a range of symptoms including itchy eyes and ears, runny nose, congestion, post nasal drip and, in severe cases, difficulty breathing, and anaphylactic shock. New testing technologies are now available to accurately diagnose allergies.
There is no cure for your allergies. Early detection and treatment are the only ways to manage allergies. It is one of the most common conditions.
The most common allergens responsible for allergic reactions are:
- Food (such as nuts, shellfish or dairy)
- Insect bites
- Pet dander
If you are suffering from allergy symptoms, the allergists and immunologists at Mount Sinai can help. With our training and experience, we will properly diagnose and treat your condition.