Allergy Services - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Allergy Services

Our allergists help adults and children throughout Delaware County to diagnose, treat and manage seasonal, perennial or food allergies.While allergies are generally more common in children, they can affect anyone, regardless of age. A first-time occurrence can happen at any age, or recur after many years of remission. Crozer-Keystone allergists help adults and children throughout Delaware County to diagnose, treat and manage seasonal, perennial or food allergies.

Approximately 40 million people in the US have some type of seasonal allergy, which results when the body’s immune system reacts to an allergen (such as tree pollen) as if it were a foreign protein or invader in the body that it’s trying to get rid of. The most common is allergic rhinitis, which includes seasonal hay fever and year-round allergies to dust, pollen, animal dander and mold.

The following are the most common symptoms of allergic rhinitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose, throat, eyes, and ears
  • Nosebleeds
  • Clear drainage from the nose

A lot of patients are embarrassed to go to the doctor because they have a runny, itchy, water nose and see more ‘serious’ patients in the waiting room. But allergic rhinitis is important. If these symptoms go untreated they can become debilitating, since they can make it difficult to breathe, and even lead to asthma.

If you’re concerned that you might have allergies or can’t find relief with avoidance techniques or over-the-counter medications, be sure to speak with a Crozer-Keystone allergist.