Allergies and immune system disorders seem to be on the rise. Additionally, the allergies we were accustomed to seeing in past years seem to have changed in presentation. Instead of seeing the itchy, red eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing, we are seeing moderate to severe headaches — particularly at the base of the skull and temples and fatigue. This can occur in the absence of the classic allergy symptoms and seems to be driven by inflammation of the mucosa and venous congestion. Long term, these allergic reactions can over-burden the immune system and cause other illnesses. The allergies can be airborne like the pollens, household environmental like mold or dust mites, chemical or food related. If you are suffering from the above symptoms, you should be evaluated and your allergies treated. In our office we will usually begin with evaluation and examination, diet histories and elimination diet analysis and move on to blood tests if necessary to identify elusive allergens. Once the allergens are identified and treated, relief can begin immediately.