Springtime is just around the corner after a long and cold winter. Trees and flowers are ready to bloom and so is seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever or seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies are an allergic reaction to pollen or mold spores in the air. Typical allergy symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, postnasal drip, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and may include a general feeling of being unwell. If you suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, it is time to get ready, so you will be able to enjoy the warm weather. If you have year-round allergies along with seasonal allergies, your symptoms could be much worse.
Seasonal Allergy Treatments
Medications including steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatory medications are the mainstay of allergy treatment. Unfortunately, these medications have side effects, and limitations, and will only temporarily reduce your symptoms, they ARE NOT A CURE. In addition, these medications need to be used daily to provide symptom relief and SHOULD NOT be used by anyone with high blood pressure or glaucoma. Always check with your primary care physician or specialist before taking any over-the-counter medication.
Allergy shots have long been an effective treatment option for individuals who suffer from seasonal allergies. The downside is that allergy shots must be given by a trained medical professional (due to risk of an allergic reaction) and require weekly (sometimes more often) visits to a specialist’s office. We no longer offer allergy shots and instead offer our patients a safer (with regards to a serious allergic reaction) option.
Our Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists offer patients an extremely safe and permanent cure for seasonal and year-round allergies – Sublingual Allergy Drops.
Individuals place the allergy drops (daily) under their tongue, by an easy-to-use dispenser. Allergy drops are so convenient, that they may be taken wherever you are… at home, at work, or even in your car – no need for weekly office visits or co-pays!
There is no need to suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies. Schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation and allergy testing so that we can determine the cause of your allergies and the best treatment plan for you! ENT and Allergy Specialists has been providing the community with highly-effective allergy treatments for over 20 years.
The information provided here is not a substitute for speaking to a qualified healthcare specialist, talk to your primary care provider or ENT Specialist today.