Acadia Allergy & Immunology offers expertise in the area of allergies and immunology. Our allergists utilize their knowledge, training and experience to determine what is causing the allergy and what is the best possible treatment. To make an appointment, please call (864) 675-5000. We treat both adult and pediatric patients.
Allergies are relatively common. Both genetics and environmental factors play a role. Allergy is caused by an oversensitive immune system, which leads to a misdirected immune response. The immune system normally protects the body against harmful substances, such as bacteria and viruses. It reacts to substances (allergens) that are generally harmless and in most people do not cause a problem. But in a person with allergies, the immune system is oversensitive. When it recognizes an allergen, it releases chemicals, such as histamines. This causes itching, swelling, mucus production, muscle spasms, hives, rashes, and other symptoms, which vary from person to person.
Acadia Allergy & Immunology
10 Halton Green Way
Greenville, SC 29607