An allergy is a disorder of the immune system, which is responsible for defending your body against germs and harmful substances. An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system defends against substances that typically do not pose a threat to the human body. These substances are known as an allergen, and the most common are pollen, dust, insect bites, pets, medications and food.
You can inhale, eat or touch allergens that cause reactions ranging from mild to severe and present symptoms such as swelling, coughing, skin irritation, pain, difficulty breathing, etc. The most severe reactions may be life threatening.
Who do we serve?
- Patients 8 years of age and older
How do we help our patients?
The allergist – a physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies – provides consultations and testing for:
- Food allergies
- Medication allergies
- Environmental allergies
How to access our services?
You must have a referral from your physician to book an appointment at the Allergy Clinic.