Treatment plans for spring allergies.

Ahhh…The signs of spring. Sunshine, blooming trees, green grass, birds chirping and what? Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, headaches? This is no fun! Time to see what is going on with all of this. Many people start to notice their allergy symptoms more in the spring. This is due to the fact that trees are releasing their pollens as well as grasses. Spring is also a wet and windy time of year so mold spores and more prevalent and blowing around. People are also finally able to get outside more due to the more comfortable weather and are exposed to these allergens more frequently. It is sometimes helpful to get allergy testing to see which allergens are triggers for your symptoms. This will help your doctor to develop an accurate treatment. Treatment plans can include medical therapy, traditional allergy shots to desensitize your immune system, or even sublingual immunotherapy. Unlike shots, sublingual drops are a daily, orally administered immunotherapy that can be done in the comfort of your own home to desensitize yourself to the offending allergies.

–Melissa Frarey

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