Skip to content


Allergy Treatment & Testing | Raleigh, NC

If you suffer from allergies, you are not alone. Allergies rank as some of the most common chronic health conditions in the world.

Allergies are triggered when your immune system comes into contact with a harmless substance that it mistakes as an invader, launching a reaction that can result in a wide range of symptoms. While some allergic reactions cause only inconvenience and mild misery, others can trigger life-threatening conditions.

The substance that causes an allergic reaction is called an allergen. Only a physician can help determine the specific allergen responsible for your allergic reaction. However, some of the most


  • Animal dander
  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Food
  • Latex
  • Insect stings
  • Medications

Read more articles about local Allergies, Treatments, Causes, and Prevention on our blog.

Allergic Conditions

Allergic rhinitis, which is commonly called hay fever. Hay fever may cause watery, swollen eyes, congestion, an itchy, runny nose and itchy eyes.

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is an allergic skin condition that can cause skin to turn red, itch and even flake or peel.

Many people also have food allergies, which can cause the lips, tongue, face, or throat to swell. An allergic reaction might also involve hives and a tingling mouth. Food allergies can cause a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.(3)

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening condition that can occur within minutes after exposure to the allergen. During anaphylaxis, the airways narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms may include hives, a weak and rapid pulse, dizziness, fainting or vomiting. Anaphylaxis requires immediate, emergency medical attention. Symptoms may improve after a shot of epinephrine, and sometimes the person having the anaphylaxis reaction will carry an auto injector such as EpiPen. However, even if symptoms improve after administering epinephrine, it is still necessary to visit the emergency department to ensure the symptoms will not return. (4, 5)

Insect stings may also trigger an allergic reaction and may create an edema (large area of swelling) at the sting site. Other symptoms include itching or hives, cough, chest tightness, wheezing, or anaphylaxis.

Drug allergies can cause similar symptoms, including rash, facial swelling, itchy skin, wheezing and anaphylaxis.



Raleigh Adult Medicine, P.A.  |   3200 Blue Ridge Road Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27612  |  office: 919.781.9979  |  fax: 919.781.0124
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  |   Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  |  Saturday Sick Clinic (by appointment only): 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The contents of site, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the Site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site!

BLUE RIDGE ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: The City of Raleigh began a construction project in June to widen Blue Ridge Road. Most of the erosion control and tree protection is now in place, and clearing crews are working on tree and brush removal. During this work, there may be lane closures and traffic delays. Please allow yourself extra time to ensure you are on time for your appointment!  All construction updates can be accessed via "Blue Ridge Road Widening Project."