Allergies are one of those annoying things your body may have or do for no apparent reason. I took two full courses of immunology, and while these may have explained to me the “why” of them, it still doesn’t really explain…Why. There’s no benefit I can fathom to having itching eyes, skin, nasal passages, accompanied by sneezing, mucous, and congestion. In the caveman days, allergies certainly wouldn’t be advantageous to running from a saber tooth tiger.
My job, as your doctor, is to try and mitigate all these horrible symptoms. How do we do that? What treatments are available?