Reasons Why Your Allergies Are Persisting
Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans. Common symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy, watery eyes, rashes, shortness of breath, and more. These occur as a result of your immune system responding to a foreign substance, better known as an allergen. Taking control of your allergies can sometimes prove to be difficult, especially without a proper diagnosis. If you are suffering from the uncomfortable symptoms associated with allergies, it’s time to look into the various reasons why your symptoms are persisting and how to improve them with the professionals at Breathe Clear Institute.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Many do not realize that the air quality in your home can greatly affect your health. Some indoor allergens include dust mites, pet dander, and mold. To reduce indoor allergens, it is important to clean your home often. If you have an HVAC system, don’t forget to clean your air ducts to avoid allergens from circulating throughout your home. Avoid humidity in your home as it attracts insects and mold thrives in this type of environment. For those households with someone allergic to dust mites, we recommend investing in special mattress and pillow protectors to act as a shield against dust mites. We also recommend washing bedding frequently.
It is possible that you are not entirely sure what is triggering your allergy symptoms, which is why they are not going away. Allergy triggers include pollen, molds, animal dander, and food. If you are unable to identify the trigger on your own, it is best to see an allergist who will complete a detailed assessment in order to determine what is causing your allergies. From there, a skin test or blood test may be recommended to be able to create a treatment plan. At Breathe Clear, we test for 40 different allergens at the same time, which include environmental and food allergens.
Poor Response to Medication
People often try to treat allergy symptoms on their own by taking antihistamines or using nasal sprays. Unfortunately, these do not always work for everyone, which is why making an appointment with an allergist is crucial to determine the best treatment option for you.
The things we love the most can very well be the reason we suffer from allergy symptoms. Your pet who you love and adore can be the cause of your sneezing and nasal congestion. Playing an outdoor sport that you enjoy can result in a rash due to the grass. Your lifestyle could be the reason you can’t get rid of your allergies for good. Luckily, there are ways to treat your allergies so that you can continue to live your life fully. At Breathe Clear, we offer immunotherapy through allergy shots and allergy drops.
Make an Appointment to Treat Your Allergies
Do not let your allergy symptoms control you. If you would like to get relief from your allergies and receive the most effective treatment option for long-term health and wellness, contact Breathe Clear today to schedule an appointment. Our team seeks to alleviate suffering from the conditions that affect your quality of life and is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible.