Solutions for Food Allergies, Drug Allergies and Insect Allergies

There are thousands of allergens lurking in our environment. There are allergens in our foods, in drugs and in insect bites and stings. Some individuals have heightened sensitivity to these allergens. Some people have food allergies, seasonal allergies, eye allergies (itchy eyes) or a mold allergy. A mold allergy can cause serious skin and breathing problems.

Rashes, hives and itchy skin are common skin problems associated with skin allergies. Skin allergies may be caused by allergens in the air that you’ve breathed, substances that have come into contact with your skin and food(s) that you have eaten. Symptoms of skin allergies include swollen, scaly, itchy, cracking, blistering or red skin. If you have any skin allergy symptoms, look to Dr. Livas. As a board-certified, fellowship-trained allergy specialist and immunologist, Dr. Livas is an allergy doctor and expert when it comes to solving skin allergies.

Some people are allergic to certain foods. The eight most common food allergies are caused by milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish (shrimp, lobster, etc.). Seasonal allergies, often called “hay fever” occur in people most often in Spring and Fall, when grasses, oak, ragweed and birch pollens fill the air you breathe and cause your allergic reactions. Common symptoms include rashes, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, coughing and itchy skin.

Some people are allergic to certain drugs. The most common drug allergies are:

  • Antibiotics, such as penicillin
  • Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Monoclonal antibody therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Most people are not allergic to insect stings or bites, though some skin reactions are common and normal. People with allergies to bee, wasp and yellow jacket stings or fire ant bites have much more severe, often longer-lasting and even life-threatening reactions that require immediate medical treatment.

Dr. Livas is an allergy specialist who has helped thousands of people of all ages to end their allergy suffering with allergy medication and immunotherapy treatments in Lexington, Frankfort, Morehead, Irvine, Maysville, Mt. Sterling, Mt. Vernon, Campton as well as serving the communities of Richmond and Winchester.

Learn more about advanced allergy treatments by calling 800-640-0246 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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“Dr Livas is not only one of the best doctors I have ever been to, he is also a very nice man. I love his staff all the girls are so nice. Parking is great I can get in get my allergy shot out the door within 15-20 min. Been going there almost 5 years!”

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1019 Majestic Drive, Suite 210
Lexington, KY 40513
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Suite E
Frankfort, KY 40601
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Morehead, KY 40351
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3rd Floor, Suite D
Mt. Vernon, KY 40456
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Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
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1340 Medical Park Drive, Suite 5
Maysville, KY 41056
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40 Main Street
Campton, KY 41301
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Irvine KY 40336
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