Do you or your child have the following symptoms?
- Facial Pressure & Sinus Pressure
- Nasal Congestion & Snoring
- Itchy Eyes, nose, roof of mouth, or throat
- Swollen and dark circles under eyes
- Runny nose, watery eyes, or sneezing
What are seasonal allergies/hay fever?
Seasonal allergy, or hayfever, is a common disorder afflicting between five and ten percent of the population. The Allergy Group is keenly interested in this group.
Mild seasonal allergies can typically be controlled by avoiding common allergens or by taking over the counter antihistamines. However, moderate to severe seasonal allergens can be miserable and interfere with normally enjoyable outdoor activities or interrupt sleep. Loss of sleep can lead to poor concentration affecting school or work performance.
How can a board-certified allergist help?
The allergist will take a detailed history as well as perform a physical examination and allergy skin scratch testing. Your allergist will interpret these results to help identify what may be triggering your symptoms, discuss how to avoid triggers, and how to treat your symptoms. Although someone may be reactive to multiple allergens, seasonal allergies are not present throughout the year. Generally, grasses are a problem in spring and summer, trees during late winter and spring, molds during late summer and weeds in the fall. However, Idaho does have unique weather conditions and that may affect this generalization.
Allergy testing to determine the "triggers"
Not sure what is causing your allergies? Take an allergy skin test to find out! The test consists of introducing small amounts of the suspected allergens onto the skin using a plastic device dipped in allergen extract. The results are available in 15-20 minutes.
Learn more about Allergy Skin Test.
Once the triggers have been identified, a personalized treatment plan will be outlined with you. This can include the following:
- Avoidance strategies and lifestyle modifications
- Nasal corticosteroid or antihistamine sprays to reduce inflammation
- Oral antihistamines to relieve itching, sneezing & runny nose
- Other medications
- Immunotherapy (allergy shots), only if it is correct for you.
Immunotherapy, only if it is correct for you:
With lifestyle modifications such as environmental control measures and medications, your allergy symptoms may improve. If not or if you do not like taking medications and believe in strengthening your immune system, allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) may be prescribed. To begin, you will receive injections of the allergens once or twice weekly and eventually, once monthly for three to five years.
The Allergy Group - Friendly, capable and experienced
Our team of physicians and healthcare professionals at The Allergy Group are highly experienced and trained to provide you with the best care. We are committed to your personal healthcare.
Feel better with our help. Call 208-377-4000 today or use our online form to schedule an appointment