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.

Feel free to browse our website and use it as a guide to learn about our medical practice, as well as helpful information about allergic disorders. Welcome to Relief!

Did you know that Board Certified Allergists are the only physicians trained in the formulation of  Immunotherapy?

All Allergy and Asthma Consultants' Physicians are Board Certified

 

Summer Allergies

Summer is an outdoor time for many people.  Summer allergy triggers include grass and weed pollens with one of the worst being ragweed.  Ragweed season begins in late July and early August.  The pollens from grasses and weeds can travel for miles in windy weather.  When an allergic individual breathes in these pollens, the immune system over-reacts and allergy symptoms develop. 

Other summer triggers include dust mites and mold. Dust mites are microscopic insects that feed off of dead skin cells. They are present in bedding, carpet, and upholstery.  Dust mites are year-round allergens but thrive during the summer months due to warm, moist temperatures. Breathing in microscopic particles of their residue can trigger allergy symptoms. Mold spores can become airborne and trigger symptoms as well.

Stinging insects such as honeybee, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, and some types of stinging ants can cause allergic reactions in some individuals when stung.  If you are bee sting allergic, always carry your epi-pen with you. Prevention includes alertness for nests.  Move slowly to avoid aggravation of bees and avoid bright colored clothes and perfumes. Don’t go barefoot or drink from soda cans.

 On high pollen days, use air conditioning and keep windows and doors closed. Shower and change clothing after being outdoors on high pollen days.  Stay off the grass and exercise in a gym to minimize exposure to outdoor summer allergens.  Dry laundry in a dryer rather than on a clothesline.  Learn to recognize the limits of your outdoor allergen exposure and limit the amount of time you spend outdoors.

Keep track of daily pollen counts.  Check our web-site for counts and schedule a visit with one of our providers to learn more about helpful environmental controls along with treatment plans for your relief of symptoms.