Are watery, itchy eyes and runny nose, making your life miserable? You’re not alone, seasonal allergies affect over 50 million Americans. According to the CDC they are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness.
Do you know where the source of your allergies are lurking? Or that they can put you at a higher risk for certain health problems?
It is important to know the facts and contact Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat for some relief
Allergies can seriously affect your everyday life.
Pollen is everywhere in Central Florida! Once this unwelcome invader enters your body it creates antibodies. When these allergens come into contact with your body again, you produce a histamine, which can have devastating effects.
Watery and Itchy Eyes
Congestion and Runny Nose
Scratchy and Sore Throat
Sneezing and Hives
Headache and Facial Pressure
Source of your Allergy Problem
It can be hard to avoid allergens this time of year. Just walking outdoors in the morning can trigger symptoms that can last all day. You open the window for some fresh air and pollen inadvertently accumulates on all your favorite items. Even your pet, it just takes a few minutes outdoors and they are covered in allergens. Which ends up on your hands and inevitably creeping into your eyes and nose. Pets aren’t the only culprit, they can also make their way to bedding, carpets, and rugs.
Chronic allergies can not only make your life miserable, they can put you at a higher risk for serious health conditions
Allergic Fungal Sinusitis- Typically caused by an allergic reaction to the fungi found in the air. It causes swelling and can block the sinuses. Which creates the perfect environment for more fungi to grow, perpetuating the cycle. Since there are several types of sinusitis, an ear, nose, and throat doctor is necessary to diagnose and treatment.
Allergy Induced Asthma- Can be triggered by a several substances, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores. Though symptoms can vary from person to person. Shortness of breath and wheezing are typical. Your immune system response to the allergen is to produce more mucus and narrowing of the airway, making it difficult to breath.
Relief from Allergy Symptoms
When it comes to relief from allergies, there isn’t one fix all solution. The physicians at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat examine each patient carefully to ensure the best course of treatment and a better quality of life.