Seasonal Allergies Treatment Clinic Q&A
Are you unable to enjoy the seasons because of your allergies? If you only have symptoms at particular seasons of the year, you may have seasonal allergies. Itchy, watery eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, coughing and feeling like fever are all signs of seasonal allergies. Come to Allergy & Asthma Center where our professionals provide seasonal allergies treatment to children through senior patients. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, and Conyers, GA.
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Can you help with seasonal allergies?
Is there a cure for seasonal allergies?
What are things I can do that will have my seasonal allergies affect me less?
How come my allergies are worse at night?
Can I come in for treatment for my seasonal allergies?
Seasonal allergies can be terrible for some people. It is an annual issue that affects thousands in the area, leaving them with common seasonal allergy symptoms of feeling congested and always tired. While seasonal allergies may be impossible to avoid, the experienced providers at your local Allergy & Asthma Center can help! Our board-certified doctors and medical professionals can help you get through this allergy season.
Unfortunately, seasonal allergies do not have a cure like strep throat or the flu. A seasonal allergy is the result of your immune system overreacting to a common allergen, like pollen. While other people’s immune system doesn’t trigger reactions when exposed to seasonal allergies, your immune system does. Despite there being no cure, there are some simple steps you can take to limit your exposure to allergens. This, in turn, will decrease your allergic reaction to your environment like pollen, dust and dander.
Don’t make your bed!
A common allergen is living right now in your bed: Dust Mites. These tiny bugs love hiding in your sheets, and when you make your bed, you trap them between your sheets. By leaving your bed unmade, the dust mites will wander off. Airing out your sheets also helps rid you of these pests.
Consume less alcohol
Recent studies have found a link between seasonal allergies and the number of drinks you have during a week. Try cutting back on nightcaps if you find yourself very stuffy.
Avoid certain fruit and vegetables
The protein found in common weeds that cause allergies can also be found in some vegetables and fruits. Tomatoes, melons, and bananas have been linked to these allergy-causing proteins in some studies.
Wash your contact lenses often
Pollen and other common allergens can become trapped between your contact lens and your eye, irritating it. You should wash your lenses regularly and let them sit next to an air purifier at night.
Wash dishes by hand
Children’s immune systems are often better when they don’t eat from plates that are not completely sterilized. By giving children’s immune systems a chance to be exposed to allergens at an early age, they are much less likely to develop allergies as they get older.
There is a scientific reason behind this! Your cortisol levels in your body decrease at night, causing your allergy symptoms to be worse.
If you feel your seasonal allergies are much worse this time of year than usual, please visit our clinic for treatment. You may have an illness like the flu, strep throat, or a sinus infection. These illnesses share some symptoms with seasonal allergies and can be mistaken for a “bad allergy season.” We’ll test you for these conditions and see if you are positive for any of them. If you truly are suffering from bad allergies, we can prescribe you some medication to help take the edge off of your symptoms to help you get through this allergy season.
Allergy & Asthma Center are located throughout the Upstate SC. You can visit our clinic for treatment of your seasonal allergies. Do you have questions about our services at our walk-in clinic? Call our friendly staff today.
We look forward to helping keep you healthy! We serve patients from Lawrenceville GA, Atlanta GA, Conyers GA, Suwanee GA, Duluth GA, Grayson GA, Decatur GA, Brookhaven GA, Lithonia GA, and Covington GA.