Hay Fever Causes and Remedies

AENT Team

May 14, 2024

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Breathe Easy: A Hay Fever Q&A

We’ve been fielding your allergy questions, Houston …. and we have answers! Here’s a quick Q&A on hay fever and what you can do to take control of your symptoms.

Q: What is hay fever?

A: Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is a common allergic condition affecting millions, especially during spring and fall when pollen levels increase. In Houston’s humid, vibrant environment, hay fever can be extreme.

Q: What are the common allergens in Houston?

A: Several allergens contribute to hay fever in Houston:

  • Pollen
  • Mold Spores
  • Dust Mites
  • Pet Dander

Q: How can hay fever be treated?

A: There are various treatment options for hay fever, including:

  • Antihistamines: Over-the-counter antihistamines relieve sneezing, itching, and runny nose.
  • Nasal Corticosteroids: Nasal sprays reduce nasal inflammation and work better than oral medications but can take a few days to fully kick in.
  • Decongestants: Over-the-counter decongestants relieve nasal congestion but should be used sparingly to avoid rebound congestion.
  • Eye Drops: Antihistamine eye drops alleviate itchy, watery eyes.
  • Nasal Irrigation: Rinsing with saline solution removes allergens and mucus.
  • Allergy Shots: Long-term relief is possible with allergy shots, which build tolerance to allergens over time.

Q: How can I get permanent relief from hay fever?

A: Schedule a consultation at Allergy and ENT Associates for a tailored approach to comfort. We offer allergy testing and shots to help you enjoy spring in our vibrant city without the frustration of hay fever keeping you indoors!

This entry was posted in Allergy, Allergy Treatment on May 14, 2024 by AENT Team.

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