Remedies for Seasonal Allergies
Stop letting seasonal allergies cause you pain. At Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center in Hillsborough, New Jersey, we offer allergy care options for patients of all ages. Visit us today to undergo treatment for your condition.
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Do you have bouts of sneezing and itching, or a runny or stuffy nose that do not seem to go away? If so, you may have allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is caused by substances that we breathe called allergens. Allergens are usually harmless substances that produce problems in some people. These problems occur when the immune system of people with allergic rhinitis mistakenly identifies these substances as intruders and generates a reaction against them.
During this reaction, the immune system cells release substances such as histamine and leukotrienes that cause the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. These and other substances also cause inflammation in the nasal lining that makes the nose very sensitive to irritants such as smoke and strong odors or to changes in the temperature and humidity of the air.
Major Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Allergy shots are able to provide an 80 to 100 percent improvement in your symptoms. If you are suffering from any of the following, do not hesitate to turn to a physician for guidance:
- Stuffy Nose (Congestion)
- Runny Nose
- Itching in the Nose, Roof of the Mouth, Throat, Eyes, & Ears
How We Help You Beat Seasonal Allergies
If you have symptoms of allergic rhinitis, we can help determine which specific allergens are triggering your illness. We will take a thorough health history and then test you to the most common aeroallergens in this region of the United States. Once your allergic rhinitis triggers are determined, we will work with you to develop a plan to avoid the allergens that trigger your symptoms. We might prescribe medication to decrease your allergic rhinitis symptoms or recommend immunotherapy.
Allergen immunotherapy, also known as “allergy shots,” may be recommended for the management of your allergies. Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to allergens. These allergens are identified by allergy testing, and are the substances that trigger your allergy symptoms when you are exposed to them.
Allergen immunotherapy involves injecting increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months. Immunotherapy has been shown to prevent the development of new allergies and, in children, it can prevent the progression of the allergic disease from allergic rhinitis to asthma. Allergen immunotherapy can lead to the long-lasting relief of allergy symptoms after treatment is stopped.
Contact us to speak with us about your seasonal allergies. We offer allergy care for patients throughout Bridgewater, Clinton, and Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Informational PDF Downloads
At Best Allergy Care, the leading asthma and allergy center in Hunterdon County, NJ, our specialists want to provide top care to your and your family. Please refer to our handy pamphlets below for more information on seasonal allergies!