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Is There Help For Seasonal Allergies?

Posted by on 27 Feb, 2015

Seasonal allergies, the body’s response to airborne particles such as pollen or mold, generally rise during the times of year when certain trees, grasses, weeds or plants are in flower, or when mold releases its spores into the air. The Lone Star State is home to many allergy-inducing trees and grasses. In Texas we live alongside plants and trees that make people sneeze and wheeze.

Typically, allergy season starts in the spring and fall when certain trees or grasses pollinate. That being said, with the continuous change of weather we have been experiencing in Houston, allergy symptoms are already on the rise.

A combination of genetics and interaction with these environmental allergens causes some people to develop seasonal allergies. Mistaking harmless allergens for a disease-causing agent, your body begins to produce antibodies to fight it off, just as it would for an attacking virus. The body then releases histamines, chemicals that trigger inflammation and increased secretions of the sinuses, nose and eyes.

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies:

  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes, mouth or skin
  • Puffy, swollen eyelids
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Stuffy nose due to blockage or congestion
  • Clear, watery discharge in the eyes
  • Significant tearing and production of mucus in the eyes
  • Decreased concentration
  • Sleep issues
  • Exhaustion

Seasonal allergies not only make life miserable, but if left untreated they can lead to greater long-term health complications, such as sinusitis, fungal complications of your sinuses or lungs, migraines, ear infections and asthma. Even though symptoms may not always be severe, seasonal allergies should be properly diagnosed and treated.

If you suspect you are suffering from seasonal allergies, you don’t have to live in discomfort. You should be able to feel good, be active all day and sleep well at night. Urgent Clinics Medical Care can help treat your allergy symptoms and put you on a path to a more comfortable life. Don’t go another day suffering from allergies. Call today, 843-Urgent-1 (843-874-3687) or just walk into any of our convenient locations.

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