It's nearing the end of September, and the arrival of fall often means an increase in allergy symptoms for those who suffer from "hay fever." We've spoken about it before, but seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is something that shouldn't be left alone for too long. If you don't suffer from it, it most likely doesn't concern you that much, but you most likely know someone who does battle it every fall. With the increased amount of ragweed pollen and other allergens in the Texas air this time of year, symptoms can flare up and people can have a hard time getting through each day without coughing, sneezing, and constantly wiping their eyes.
Symptoms to Watch For
You may have never experienced hay fever symptoms before, but that doesn't mean this year won't be different. As they age, people can experience a more severe reaction to allergens, and those who never had an issue in years past may begin noticing burning eyes, an itchy nose, or congestion. Here are some hay fever symptoms to watch for:
Itchy nose, mouth, and throat
Red, watery eyes
At our Downtown Houston ENT clinic, we can provide professional treatment for your seasonal allergies. We can diagnose and treat allergies in both adults and children, so no matter who you are or how old you are, we can make sure you make it through the fall without succumbing to serious symptoms. We know how unbearable it can be to sneeze or cough throughout each day, and the interruptions allergies can cause to your daily routine.