Seasonal Allergy Treatment

Treatment for Seasonal Allergies in Mississippi

If the warmer spring weather finds you coughing and sneezing, you might have seasonal allergies.

Rather than spending your entire spring - and well into summer - miserable with itchy, watery eyes, a sore throat, and a nose that needs to be blown repeatedly, turn to the knowledgeable doctors at the Mississippi Asthma & Allergy Clinic for proper diagnosis and treatment so you can get back to enjoying the warmer weather.

 

What Are Seasonal Allergies?

Seasonal allergies occur when your body reacts to environmental triggers in a seasonal pattern. Common seasonal allergies include:

  • Ragweed

  • Pollen

  • Burning bush

  • Cocklebur

  • Lamb’s-quarters

  • Pigweed

These allergies typically begin with the onset of spring, usually in March or April. For many, they last throughout spring and into summer, tapering off in June or July. However, some seasonal allergy sufferers may experience symptoms through summer and into late fall.

 

What Causes Seasonal Allergies?

When your body reacts to an allergen that normally doesn’t cause a reaction in most people, this is an allergy. Your immune system produces antibodies, which attack harmful substances, bacteria, and viruses. If you have an allergy, your body sees an allergen, such as pollen, as a harmful substance and attacks it.

 

What Are Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies?

The symptoms of seasonal allergies vary from person to person, but some common ones include:

  • Sneezing

  • Watery, itchy eyes

  • Swollen eyes

  • Stuffy nose

  • Sore throat

  • Coughing

  • Hives

  • Headaches

  • Sinus pain

How Can MSAAC Help with My Seasonal Allergies?

Our thorough, skilled doctors begin by taking your medical history and talking with you about your symptoms and identifying any possible triggers. If it is deemed necessary, a skin test may be conducted to further pinpoint the source of your allergies, and to identify any other substances that may irritate you.

Next, your doctor works with you to develop an allergy action plan or course of treatment for your symptoms. This plan can include:

If seasonal allergies have you going through an entire box of tissues in a couple of days, don’t suffer alone any longer. Let MSAAC become your partners in the treatment of your symptoms! Call today for an appointment!