Allergy and immunology services in Portsmouth
Allergies are the body's chronic, abnormal reactions to what are ordinarily harmless substances in the environment. Many things—including mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, insect stings and some foods—can cause allergic reactions. Immunology is the area of medicine that deals with immune system disorders, including allergies, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency.
The allergists/immunologists at Portsmouth Regional Hospital have advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergies and immune system disorders.
To find a specialist, make an appointment or learn more about our services, call (888) 421-1080.
Our specialists at Portsmouth Regional Hospital help to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you feel and live better. Our allergists work with your primary care physician to ensure you receive the best possible treatment and follow-up care.
Common allergy symptoms
If you have an allergy, your immune system views the substance (allergen) that causes your hypersensitive reaction as an invader. Your body responds with a protective, chemical chain reaction that may produce symptoms, such as:
- Itching in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat or eyes
- Stuffy nose (congestion)
- Runny nose
- Tearing eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
For some people, allergies can also trigger symptoms of asthma, a chronic condition that causes the inflammation or narrowing of the airways.