Are you ready to put the squeeze on the sneeze? Why shouldn't you be able to enjoy the outdoors and the seasons like everyone else?
Well, you can. Allergies can be fought...and the battle can be won. Properly functioning noses are truly useful gifts from Mother Nature. So, grab your tissues and call our office today. Tests, treatment and time will greatly reduce your symptoms.
An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Most common substances that often cause allergic reactions are:
- Dust Mites
- Mold Spores
- Pet Dander
- Insect Stings
How do you get allergies? Scientists think both genes and the environment have something to do with it. Normally, your immune system is your body's defense system. However, in most allergic reactions, your immune system is responding to a false alarm.Some of the symptoms allergies can cause are a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling or asthma. Although allergies can make you feel bad, they usually won't kill you. However, a severe reaction called anaphylaxis can be life-threatening.
Each spring, summer, and fall, trees, weeds and grasses release tiny pollen grains into the air. Some of the pollen ends up in your nose and throat. This can trigger a type of allergy called hay fever. Symptoms can include:
- Sneezing, often with a runny or clogged nose
- Coughing and postnasal drip
- Itching eyes, nose and throat
- Dark circles under the eyes
Taking medicines, using nasal sprays and rinsing out your nose can relieve symptoms. Allergy shots can help make you less sensitive to pollen and provide long-term relief. Another type of allergy treatment are Sublingual Drops which are specially compounded drops that are placed under your tongue every day. Dr Grillo will determine what is causing your allergies by allergy skin-testing and then discuss the best treatment options that are both effective and convenient.