Allergy and Immunology

Allergists in Northern New Jersey

Over fifty million Americans struggle with allergies, both seasonal and chronic. Whether you are confronting the annoyance of spring or summer hay fever, or are dealing with lasting skin or breathing issues, Pascack Medical Group’s allergy specialists are here to help you find a solution.

To make an appointment with one of our allergy specialists, please call (201) 967-8221

Understanding allergies

Allergies occur when your body’s immune system sees a normally harmless thing like pollen, mold spores, or dust as a potential threat to your health. As a result, your antibodies will come into action if you are exposed, fighting off the allergen and causing uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous symptoms. These can include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Hives or other rashes
  • Nausea
  • Numb or tingling mouth
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Swelling the eyes, lips, tongue or face

It can be hard to pinpoint what exactly is causing your reactions, which is why our allergists are here to help you diagnose and address the root of the problem. Our goal is to make sure that you are healthy and able to live comfortably.

Allergy conditions we treat

An allergic reaction can manifest in multiple ways. Sometimes they are just short-term discomfort, but in other cases, they can cause lasting problems that affect your long term health. Our specialists are able to treat a range of conditions caused by allergies and inflammation, including:

  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema (swelling)
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Drug allergy
  • Eczema
  • Eye allergy/conjunctivitis
  • Food allergy
  • Generalized itching
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Latex allergy
  • Nasal allergy/hay fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Venom/insect allergy
What is anaphylactic shock?

Anaphylactic shock, or anaphylaxis, is an extremely severe allergic reaction. People who experience anaphylaxis will often begin to experience mild symptoms like an itchy, runny nose or numb lips, but then these symptoms progress to very serious health issues like difficulty breathing, swollen airways, loss of consciousness, and severe stomach cramping.

Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that is treated with an injection of epinephrine, or adrenaline. This can be done either by a prescribed injection device like an Epipen or by a medical professional.

If you are worried that you or someone close to you is experiencing anaphylaxis, call 911 immediately.

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