What We See
Allergic reactions to flying stinging insects -honeybees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets – are relatively common. The severity of an insect sting reaction varies from person to person.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition caused by a defective gene (CFTR – Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator) which causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky fluid, called mucus.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema two commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways (bronchial tubes) become narrowed.
Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as a runny nose, or when due to pollen exposure, “Hay Fever” is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of the nose.
A chronic cough is one that has persisted for more than 8 weeks. There is a very large number of diagnoses that can cause a chronic cough, but only a handful cause most of the problems.
Shortness of breath, known as “Dyspnea” (pronounced disp-nee-ah) is a debilitating symptom that is the experience of unpleasant or uncomfortable respiratory sensations.
You may be referred to a MLA physician due to findings of a lung nodule on imaging. A lung (pulmonary) nodule is an abnormal growth that forms in a lung.
A drug allergy is the abnormal reaction of your immune system to a medication. A drug allergy occurs when your immune system mistakenly identifies a drug as a harmful substance, such as a virus or bacterium.
Hives, the common term for urticaria, may appear as blotches or raised red bumps (wheals), caused by irritation in the upper layers of the skin.
The sinuses are hollow air pockets (cavities, spaces) in the bones of the face and head that probably exist to cushion the brain during trauma.
Although many people have bad reactions to certain foods, a true food allergy – a reaction triggered by the immune system – isn’t as common as you might think.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive lung disease that causes coughing, sputum production, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways (the tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs). Asthma causes recurrent wheezing , chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough.
Anaphylaxis is an acute and very severe allergic reaction. Minute amounts of allergens may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.