Allergy Treatment In Houston
Seasonal Spring Allergic Rhinitis
Whether it’s the unseasonable climate or just your typical Houston allergies, this year is going to be a tough one for allergy sufferers, both new and old. While February is typical for doldrums of cold and flu season, early pollination this year may actually be the cause of your nasal congestion, sore throat, and itchy and watery eyes.
Springtime is notorious for tree pollen season, and the mild winter means the Spring Allergy season is already in full gear! The recent damp weather has increased the mold spore count, and lends itself to a robust grass pollen season for later in the Texas Spring.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE. HOUSTON EAR, NOSE, THROAT & ALLERGY IS READY TO HELP.
Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is known to affect quality of life. Poorly controlled allergy symptoms may lead to recurrent sinus and ear infections, altered sleep patterns, and decreased productivity at school or work. Symptoms include:
- Itching of the nose, mouth, throat, eyes
- Stuffy nose/congestion
- Runny nose
- Watering and redness of the eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
Don’t let allergy symptoms control your life!! Houston ENT & Allergy now has Board Certified Allergists, Dr. Patricia Leonard and Dr. Puneet Shroff, who can help you identify your triggers and optimize your medical treatment. Allergy testing can be performed to identify specific allergens and can be done in the office. Our Allergists are specialized in the most current Allergy treatments and offer the dedicated personalized treatment for both adults and children. In addition to allergic rhinitis, our Allergists treat other allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema, food allergy, and insect allergy.
Call our main number, 281-649-7000, to find a location near you. Same day appointments are available as we understand that your allergy symptoms can’t be put on hold.
When Are Allergy Symptoms Worse?
The following weather factors also can influence how bad your symptoms might be:
- Tree, grass and ragweed pollens thrive during cool nights and warm days.
- Molds grow quickly in heat and high humidity.
- Pollen levels tend to peak in the morning hours.
- Rain washes pollen away, but pollen counts can soar after rainfall.
- On a day with no wind, airborne allergens are grounded.
- When the day is windy and warm, pollen counts surge.
Want to know daily pollen count?
Visit www.aaaai.org to download the pollen app on your Smartphone.
- Pollen counts
- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
- Pan American Allergy Society
- Food Allergy Information