Allergy symptoms occur when your immune system overreacts to an allergen such as plant pollen, dust mites, molds, insect stings, or food. If you have an allergy, your immune system releases a chemical called histamine that causes allergy symptoms in your body. If the allergen is something you breathe in from the air, your reaction will most likely affect your eyes, nose, and lungs. If it is something you eat, it may affect your mouth, stomach, and intestines. Food allergies also cause skin rashes and asthma symptoms.
Allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from families with a history of allergy are more likely to develop allergies.
Children’s allergies can show up in different ways including:
- Skin rashes (atopic dermatitis or eczema)
- Allergic rhinitis (aka "hay fever")
- Food allergies
Allergy Care began its practice in 1974 on Newburg Road with Dr. John Karibo. Dr. Karibo was the Chair of Allergy for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville and trained many of Louisville’s finest practicing Allergists. Dr. Dwight Lindsay joined the practice in 1975. The practice moved to its Goss Avenue location in 1989. Dr. Mark Corbett joined the practice in 1992, followed by Dr. Thomas Glass in 2000, and Dr. Jennifer Gentner in 2008. All of our physicians are board certified by the ABAI (American Board of Allergy & Immunology). Our physicians are active in their local, state, and national medical societies, specialist academies, and have served, or are currently serving, in officer capacities.
Allergy Care's primary office is conveniently located at the intersection of Goss Avenue and Eastern Parkway in the Germantown Square. We also have six satellite locations located in and around the surrounding counties. To meet the needs of our patients' busy lives, we are pleased to provide convenient office hours for both shots and office visits, including evening and Saturday hours at our Goss Avenue location.
Louisville is often ranked among the top "Allergy Capitals" in the country, which is one of the reasons we strive to educate the public on ways that can help them live healthy and happy lives.
Contact Allergy Care to schedule an appointment or if you need additional information!