Allergy and Asthma Consultants, Inc has cared for the needs of its patients for over 29 years. We are dedicated to diagnosing and treating allergy, asthma, and related immunologic disorders in adults and children. Our staff of highly trained professionals is here to help you manage and control your allergy and asthma symptoms.
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Spring is Here!!
By: Amy R. Auerbach, M.D.
AAC Medical Director
As exciting as it is to see the buds on the trees and watch the snow (finally) disappear, the first day of spring also marks the beginning of allergy season for many. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), symptoms from seasonal allergies are among the primary reasons that people miss school or work.
Tree pollen begins in March and the tree pollen season will be severe through April and May. Grass pollen is the primary allergen during the summer, with ragweed and other weeds pollinating in the fall. Tree pollen can be particularly bothersome and causes both nasal and eye symptoms for those affected.
What kind of symptoms should I expect?
If you have symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, congestion, post-nasal drip, sinus headaches, fatigue, itchy/watery/swollen eyes, you may be suffering from seasonal allergies. Cough can also be an allergy symptom- congestion and post-nasal drip can both cause cough. For some people, tree pollen can flare asthma symptoms as well.
How can I prevent symptoms?
Getting tested so that you know when your peak allergy season starts enables you to start medications and take preventative measures before symptoms occur. We recommend that you start medications one week before symptoms from pollen are expected. Additionally, keep windows closed as much as possible and avoid hanging your clothes to dry outside. When you are outside for play or exercise, take a shower once you are inside.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
Come in and see us! If you’ve never been tested before, we will take a thorough history and conduct testing to help pinpoint your triggers. Many people will benefit from antihistamines or nasal steroids/antihistamines. For eye symptoms, there are a variety of eye drops that can be utilized depending on your symptoms and other health issues. Finally, we can discuss allergen immunotherapy as a way to decrease (and in some cases eradicate) your symptoms without the need for daily medication. Allergists/immunologists are board certified and undergo extensive training in both testing and allergy treatment- we are here to help!