3 Ways To Combat Allergies

  • Posted on: Nov 30 2022
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Woman in outdoors with handkerchief sneezing because of allergy Although many people talk about allergy seasons and times when allergies may affect them more than others, allergies can cause symptoms all year round. For most people, they are very frustrating. For some, however, the symptoms can be severe enough to disrupt their everyday life and, in rare cases, pose a potentially serious health concern.

While there are no cures for allergies or permanent ways to prevent the symptoms, there are methods to manage them and reduce the frustration and impact on your daily life they may cause. Avoidance of allergens is perhaps the most effective. However, this may have a significant effect on your activities, and with new treatment options, it may not be worth it.

It is important to remember that allergens that cause symptoms are not just limited to the most common types of pollen and pet dander. One person may have a severe reaction to the same allergy, while another may have none.

One of the most common treatments for managing allergies and their symptoms is using over-the-counter antihistamines. These work by interfering with the internal reaction between the allergens and our body’s natural defenses. These are proven safe and can be very effective at treating specific allergies.

While not explicitly used to target the cause of allergy symptoms, decongestants can be used to provide relief for some of the most common symptoms of allergies. Over-the-counter decongestants are highly effective at alleviating runny noses and nasal congestion. These do tend to elevate blood pressure and make falling asleep difficult.

Allergy shots and therapy are also great ways to combat allergies before they cause symptoms. These are very effective but involve treatment appointments over an extended time. After a test to determine which allergens are specifically causing the most severe symptoms, tiny amounts of the specific allergens are injected, helping your body create natural defenses.

Whether you are suffering from seasonal or year-long allergies, or want to learn more about you to prevent allergies from disrupting your life, contact the team at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas in the North Plano area at 972-984-1050, or visit www.enttx.com to schedule a consultation today.

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