Why are you sneezing?

Allergic rhinitis, commonly called hay fever, is a collection of symptoms, mostly in the nose and eyes, which occur when an allergen is inhaled.  As the pollen from trees, grass, flowers and plants become airborne these characteristics of spring trigger allergic responses such as runny noses, sneezing, post nasal-drip, itchy, coughing, fatigue watery and red eyes, and headaches.  The immune system identifies pollens as foreign substances, and it subsequently responds by triggering the release of histamines to expel the perceived invaders, which can brings forth the above listed of allergy symptoms.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, nearly 36 million people are affected. It is a common chronic condition, affecting 10% – 30% of adults and up to 40% of children in the United States.  If this includes you, you don’t have to suffer.  An allergist can help determine which allergens cause your symptoms.   A detailed health history, physical exam and allergy testing can supply results in as little as 20 minutes. All this information will be taken into consideration when developing a plan of treatment.

If you live in the NYC area, call my office at 866.632.5537 and start enjoying springtime again.

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