Allergy and Asthma Specialists in Houston, TX
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans experience different types of allergies each year. Allergies are actually the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States — and due to rising global temperatures, many of the most common causes of allergies affect more people (and for longer periods) every year. While there are no cures for allergies, they can often be effectively managed by treatments and avoidance strategies. But without the care received from an allergy specialist Houston residents can trust, the symptoms can range from debilitating to downright dangerous.
What are the most common allergens?
We have proven expertise in diagnosing and treating mild to moderate and severe allergies, triggered by:
- Insect Sting
- Animal Dander
Seasonal allergies are usually caused by outdoor pollens during different seasons. Some examples include: (allergens will not be listed, just the icons, icons will lead to pages giving more information about that allergen).
- Trees (Oak, Pecan, Cedar, Ash, etc.)
- Grasses (Bahia, Bermuda, Rye, Timothy, etc.)
- Weeds (Ragweed, Marsh Elder, Thistle, etc)
Learn more about all the seasonal allergies below
Perennial allergies are triggered year-round by indoor allergens such as
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
What are common symptoms of allergies?
Patients with environmental allergies tend to have:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Itchy rash
- Dark circles under eyes and
A more severe type of reaction called anaphylaxis, commonly triggered by allergic foods, insect stings, or certain drugs, can cause:
- Whole-body rash
- Shortness of breath
- Throat swelling
- Vomiting/ diarrhea