Conditions We Treat
Dr. Lee is experienced with symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny nose, rashes, and breathing issues which can be diagnosed as environmental allergies, food allergies, anaphylaxis, or dermatitis.
Outdoor Allergies - Hayfever, Tree, Grass, Weed, Mold
Common environmental allergens, which can be seasonal and outdoors, are tree pollen, grass pollen, weed pollen, and mold.
Indoor Allergies - Cat, Dog, Dustmite, Cockroach, Mouse
Common indoor environmental allergens, which are generally perennial or year-round, are cats, dogs, dustmites, cockroaches, and mice.
Nasal symptoms such as a runny nose, congested nose, or postnasal drip can be due to irritants such as air pollution, construction, smoke, etc.
Both indoor and outdoor allergens can not only cause nasal symptoms but also eye symptoms such as itchy, red eyes.
Insect Sting Allergy
Common insects which can cause allergic reactions are bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and fire ants.
Some of the most common allergens to trigger anaphylaxis are milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and seeds.
FOOD PROTEIN-INDUCED ENTEROCOLITIS (FPIES)
This type of food reaction causes delayed vomiting and sometimes lethargy. Common triggers are oat, rice, banana, and avocado.
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Allergy patients are at higher risk than the average population to have this inflammation in the esophagus which is commonly triggered by foods such as milk, egg, and wheat.
Babies may get bloody mucousy stools which is caused from milk and soy most commonly.
Patients who are pollen allergic may develop symptoms to foods which have similar proteins.
The most common symptoms of asthma are cough, wheeze, and shortness of breath. Exercise and respiratory infections are common triggers.
Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is frequently the start of the atopic march. It is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease that is dry and itchy.
Contact dermatitis is a rash that is caused by allergens that touch the skin. Common triggers are ingredients in products such as lotions, detergents, and hair products.
Drug Allergy - Aspirin, Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Other Antibiotics
Medications may cause different types of reactions from immediate anaphylaxis to delayed rashes.
Chronic Urticaria, Hives
Hives are red itchy welps. Some patients get hives intermittently over weeks to months for no obvious reasons.
Angioedema means swelling. Swelling can be associated with hives but when it is not it can be a hereditary condition called hereditary angioedema.
Sinus infections are commonly caused by viruses but if symptoms do not improve over 2 weeks the concern for a bacterial infection arises in which case antibiotics may be warranted.
Chronic sinusitis is an inflammatory condition that can also include nasal polyps.
The most common symptoms of nasal polyps are nasal congestion, and the lack of taste and smell.
Common triggers of anaphylaxis are foods, medications, and insect stings. Epinephrine is a life saving treatment required for anaphylaxis.