Integrative Medical Center located in Chandler, AZ
Up to 50 million Americans have at least one allergy. Even though most allergies aren’t serious, even minor reactions can affect your general health and quality of life. At Live Well Wellness Center in Chandler, Arizona, naturopathic physicians Jessica Schrand, NMD, Michelle McConnell, NMD, and Koral Allen, NMD, specialize in diagnosing and treating allergies. No matter the severity of your symptoms, they can identify the cause and make personalized treatment recommendations. Call Live Well Wellness Center to schedule an allergy appointment or book your visit online today.
It depends. An allergy occurs when your immune system identifies a substance, like animal hair, pollen, or food, as a harmful invader. Your body produces antibodies in response, triggering a variety of symptoms like swelling, congestion, or itchy skin.
Most allergies are mild and improve with over-the-counter medication, like antihistamines. But for some people, allergies trigger a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.
If you regularly have allergy-related symptoms, contact Live Well Wellness Center to manage your condition and prevent the issue from worsening.
Yes. Allergies trigger various symptoms, including:
If you have a food allergy, you might experience gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting.
Yes. If you regularly experience symptoms like itchy skin, a runny nose, or watery eyes, contact Live Well Wellness Center. That’s particularly true if your symptoms keep you from spending time with loved ones or going outside. There are several treatments that can reduce allergy-related flare-ups and provide lasting relief.
To diagnose allergies, your Live Well Wellness Center provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. Then, they order several allergy screens, including:
During a skin test, your Live Well Wellness Center provider gently pricks your skin with several allergy-causing proteins. If you’re allergic to one or more of these substances, a welt (red bump) forms on your skin.
A blood test analyzes your blood for immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. Your immune system produces IgE antibodies in response to allergens. Higher-than-average IgE levels indicate you’re allergic to one or multiple substances.
The naturopathic doctors at Live Well Wellness Centers treat allergies using a conservative and patient-centered approach. They might recommend:
It might take multiple treatments, depending on the type of allergy and the severity of your symptoms. Your provider monitors your symptoms during regular checkups and makes adjustments as necessary.
Call Live Well Wellness Center to schedule an allergy consultation, or book your appointment online today.