What Are Allergies?
Allergic rhinitis, known commonly as Hay Fever, is the inflammatory reaction of the nose and sinuses caused by exposure to airborne irritants like pollen. There are two common types of Hay Fever: seasonal which occurs during the time of year when pollination occurs, and perennial which occurs all year long. If you typically suffer from allergies during the springtime, chances are that you are simply allergic to common tree pollens. If your allergies are most prominent in the summer, you’re likely allergic to varieties of grass and weed pollens, and the winter/fall weeds and fungus spores. However, if you are one to experience allergies on an all year basis, there could be a variety of airborne irritants you could be allergic to--dust mites, dander, mold, pollen, etc. Whether your allergic rhinitis is seasonal or perennial, seeking our Boynton Beach allergy treatment is essential.
Since allergic rhinitis is one of the most common illnesses in America, people often mistakenly believe that since everyone has allergies, there’s nothing that needs to be done. This is highly incorrect. When you have allergies, your immune system struggles greatly. Your system will react to the contaminants in your body and fill your bloodstream with inflammatory chemicals like leukotrienes and histamine that swell the lining of your nasal passages, eyelids, and sinuses. Left untreated, patients can suffer a reduced quality of life and experience severe restrictions in their daily activities which results in excessive time away from school or work. These are important reasons to seek treatment from an accredited Boynton Beach allergist.
You most likely suffer from Allergic Rhinitis if you have a history of chronic sinus problems and/or exhibit these symptoms:
- Stuffy nose
- Runny nose
- Post-Nasal Drip
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Sore Throat
- Sinus Pressure
- Ear Blockage
- Itchy, watery Eyes
If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms on a daily basis (or seasonal basis), it’s essential that you meet with a Boynton Beach allergist for proper allergy treatment methods.
The sinuses are air-filled cavities within the bony confines of the skull whose purpose has yet to be defined. Their delicate mucosal surface is highly susceptible to the inflammation caused by allergic reactions to outside irritants dust, mold, pollen, pet dander, chemicals, smoke, etc. When the tissues lining the sinus become swollen, known as Sinusitis, fluid begins to collect instead of draining naturally. The end result is facial pressure, nasal drainage, and with enough time to allow bacterial overgrowth, infection.
The Center for Sinus, Allergy, and Sleep Wellness can help you! Our Boynton Beach allergy treatment methods are top of the line and individualized for each patient who walks through our doors. Let our team of Boynton Beach allergist experts assist you in all of your Hay Fever needs. Contact our office today for more information on our testing and treatment services.