Did you know?
• There are no cures for allergies. Allergies can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.
• Allergies have a genetic component. If only one parent has allergies of any type, chances are 1 in 3 that each child will have an allergy. If both parents have allergies, it is much more likely (7 in 10) that their children will have allergies.
• More Americans than ever before say they are suffering from allergies. It is among the country’s most common, yet often overlooked, diseases.
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Allergy Services We Offer:
“I don’t know why I waited this long. Gainesville Allergy by Accent is a fantastic place! Friendly office staff, assistants and doctors. I have been tested and received allergy shots here for almost 5 months now and have no complaints!!”
John Payne, Local Business Owner
“I have been a patient at the Gainesville Allergy Center by Accent for almost 5 years. This practice has played a major role in being able to return to a normal life after suddenly developing severe allergies. I am very thankful for everyone’s service and highly recommend this Center to anyone with allergy related needs!”
Jessica Morris, Fitness Instructor
What Are Allergies?
According to the leading experts in allergy, an allergic reaction begins in the immune system. Our immune system protects us from invaders like bacteria and viruses. These invaders make proteins that we don’t. Our body recognizes that these proteins are foreign and occasionally attacks them. But sometimes an immune system mistakes a harmless substance as an invader and overreacts to the foreign protein by producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. These antibodies travel to cells that release histamine and other chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.